Was Agent Orange stored at Fort Knox?
Agent Orange was a chemical used to kill the heavy foliage in Vietnam, first intended to destroy any cover from the North Vietnam troops who stormed through South Vietnam during that war. That same chemical was also stored and used in American bases such as Fort Knox, Kentucky and Fort McCullough, Alabama.
What did Agent Orange soldiers do?
The United States military used Agent Orange and other herbicides to deforest large areas of land in Vietnam in order to disrupt enemy supply lines and prevent ambushes. As such, many veterans who served during the Vietnam War era were in direct contact with Agent Orange.
Where in Vietnam was Agent Orange sprayed?
Phu Cat base
Over 3.5 million liters of Agent Orange were located on the Phu Cat base during the American war in Vietnam. Several areas of the Phu Cat base were found to have elevated levels of dioxin requiring remediation (above 1000 ppt in soil or 150 ppt in sediment).
Are there any veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange?
For example, the VA presumes that certain Vietnam War veterans with certain conditions, like chronic B-cell leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, were exposed to Agent Orange. This means that they are automatically entitled to disability benefits. The VA has similar presumptive conditions for Gulf War veterans.
Where was Agent Orange used in the Vietnam War?
Agent Orange and other herbicides used in Vietnam were tested or stored elsewhere, including some military bases in the United States. Presumed exposure for units determined by VA and DoD to have operated along the demilitarized zone in Korea between April 1, 1968, and August 31, 1971.
When did the new list of Agent Orange sites come out?
Several veterans services organizations told Military Times their analysts are comparing the old list, which dates to September, 2018 and was published by the Government Accountability Office in November, 2018, and the new version.
Is the DoD Agent Orange list still accurate?
In its report, GAO called the list “inaccurate and incomplete,” and urged DoD to update the publication, which hadn’t been updated in more than a decade.