Outside of Vietnam: Guam
My name is Van Sanderson and I have been researching the use, storage
and disposal of the dioxin herbs on Guam. I retrieved a letter from the
Veterans Affairs Committee, Lane Evan's website. While addressing the
Use of AO on Guam the DoD spoke of 5000 drums of Agent Purple being stored
on Guam for use in Korea. They also stated it was sent back to the US
and wasn't used. I haven't been able to substantiate whether it was
returned or not.
On Guam 2,4,5,T and 2,4,5,TP Silvex are in the drinking water along
With 2,4,D. Veterans I am in contact with have testified to the use of AO on
Guam as early as 1959 and as late as about 1970. My understanding is
that Agent White was used on Guam as early as about 1944. This is also
when the massive spraying of DDT was going on even by airplane and
helicopter. I have pictures of the rainbow herbs being stored on Guam
in late 1960's. They were sent to me by a fella who used the herbs, AO,
and others on the island.
The silvex is in the drinking water of every military well I have
Looked at, both north and south. Even in high amounts as late as 1983. In the
North the military gets their water from the aquifer and the south gets
it water from Fena Lake. The water in Fena was also used to supply the
fleet that ported on Guam.
Dioxin is the highest I have found in the world in soil on Guam as
Andersen AFB has dioxin as high as 19,000ppm. Dioxin can be found in
numerous sites on Andersen and other military bases and dumps. The sole
source drinking water aquifer sits below Andersen AFB and has a huge
contamination problem. Every contaminant the military had to offer is
I didn't see a site for AO use outside of Vietnam. It is becoming an
issue as we speak with the Veterans Affairs Committee. AO was used all
over and as hard as it seems for me to believe the DoD has stated that
most of the stockpiles of these herbs were used, stored and disposed of
outside of Vietnam, to the tune of about 75%.
Thank you for your time and if you would like any further info please
don't hesitate to contact me.
Van Sanderson: firstname.lastname@example.org