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Agent Orange Disposal #493784

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 1977
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(Studio) Since Vietnam war, government has attempted to find satisfactory method of disposing of defoliant known as agent orange; now seems to have found it.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Gulfport, Mississippi) Air Force to destroy agent orange by burning it in South Pacific Ocean. (Films of use shown.) Use in Vietnam noted; government agencies restricted use and Air Force banned it. Afterwards, leftovers brought to Johnston Island in Pacific began leaking. Some dumped in Utah desert, used illegally in timber management in Oregon and Environmental Protection Agency complained and it was buried in government land in Florida;

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John
Duration:
00:02:00

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