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Teens at some schools called for a ban on the AR-15 and similar rifles among civilians, saying they should be reserved for military use. Principals at some schools allowed the protests and promised not to punish students for leaving class. Parch said the administration at her school vowed to join students in ...
Instead, the EPA suggested that only two parts per billion of RDX was safe, giving it a danger score stricter than other deadly pollutants, including benzene and the herbicide atrazine. Residents of Grand Island believe the growing awareness about RDX came too late. Mudloff began experiencing health ...

Interestingly, we first spoke of ecocide not in relation to nuclear weapons or climate change but to the U.S. military's use of the herbicide called Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. Agent Orange was actually a combination of herbicides, named because of the signature orange stripe across the barrels in ...
This assumption fails to account for the military's use of the dioxin in highly concentrated forms to function as a chemical weapon, according to Russian ... He went on to deny the harm caused by herbicides used in Vietnam and testified as a hired gun expert for Dow and Monsanto when the companies were ...
The attached footnote, however, quotes an excerpt from a 2006 DOJ appellate brief suggesting that courts and others can't second-guess such assessments: “The plaintiffs argue that the U.S. military's use of herbicides was unlawful because the harm to persons and property caused by herbicide use was ...

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military stored more than four million of gallons of herbicides, including Agent Orange, at the military base that is now a ... associated with the military use of Agent Orange because the manufacturers were government contractors carrying out the instructions of government.”.
Beginning in the late 1960s, following a period of heavy use of Agent Orange by the United States military, Vietnamese hospitals saw a huge increase in the number of seriously deformed babies being born to parents exposed to the now-infamous herbicide. And to this day, obstetricians in Vietnam continue ...

The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a French-based research arm of the World Health Organization, has reclassified the herbicide glyphosate as a result of what it said is ... Colombia's left likens [the program] to the U.S. military's use of the Agent Orange herbicide during the Vietnam War.
Arthur H. Westing, a dioxin expert working for the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, authored a chapter about the “Ecological effects of the military use of herbicides.” Westing theorized that it would take centuries to undo the ecological damage the Agent Orange inflicted on Vietnam. He suggested that more ...
The U.S. government already admits that it stored military herbicides in Thailand during the Vietnam War but it denies their presence in Okinawa. ... Fort Detrick drew up the report in response to a 1970 Washington ban on the military's use of Agent Orange due to evidence that the defoliants the air force had ...
Hamlin also stresses the significant difference between the potency of a defoliant formulated for military use and an herbicide licensed for agricultural ... this country to herbicides in general and glyphosate in particular,” he says, referring to the formulation best known by its Monsanto trade name, Roundup.


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