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‘It’s time for the VA to step up and correct this wrong’

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‘I probably wouldn’t have had kids had I known’

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‘As a parent that was the darkest days of our lives’

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‘I think he thinks the government fucked him all up’

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‘You have pancreatic cancer, Stage IV and it’s very, very bad’

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‘Agent Orange was a ghost’

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‘Found him to be full of cancer’

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‘It’s like sticking your head into a bottle of Roundup and gargling’

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‘Drenched in defoliant’

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‘My life changed almost two years ago when I was diagnosed with cancer’

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‘I had no way of proving it because I didn’t receive orders to be boots on the ground’

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‘The ships are going up and down sucking this stuff in’

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‘The Agent Orange would just, it would kill things’

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‘That friggin’ ship was contaminated for the next 100 years as far as I’m concerned’

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‘If we took the bag to Congress they wouldn’t want to be messin’ with it’

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U.S. Compensates Marine Exposed To Toxic Chemicals In ’80s

The horror of Agent Orange and its effects on Vietnam war veterans and Vietnamese citizens is well-documented. But many U.S. veterans who never fought in that war say they, too, handled toxic chemicals at military bases around the world, suffering… Continue Reading

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A Poisoned Legacy: Contractors who worked at Eglin’s Agent Orange spray fields still live with its effects

Von Jones sits at a conference room table, a yellow legal pad in his hands. On it are written the names of 40 of his former co-workers at Vitro Services, a defense contractor that once managed the test ranges on… Continue Reading

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Government inquiry push in WA chemical poisoning case

A former West Australian government minister wants a long-running case of chemical poisoning in the Kimberley to be reopened. Gallop Labor government agriculture minister Kim Chance set up two inquiries and a compensation scheme into the weed-spraying program in the… Continue Reading

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Workers split by dioxin research findings

17/04/2008 Former workers at a New Plymouth chemical plant have offered a mixed reception to a study that found no evidence of increased cancer or disease related to dioxin exposure. Neil Herdson, 60, who worked at the herbicide factory from… Continue Reading

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Stench, illness common themes of Paritutu

Sep 11, 2004 The chemical stench, the closed windows and the illnesses – the dioxin-laced stories of Paritutu have developed a pattern. Residents of the New Plymouth suburb told their stories yesterday, following the release of a study that found… Continue Reading

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Campaigners count the cost of battling for their fellow man

Sep 11, 2004 They have worked for years to reveal the problems of pollution from a chemical factory in New Plymouth, suffering abuse from neighbours, disbelief and stress. That campaign has wrecked intimate relationships and still causes an elderly man… Continue Reading

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Ray’s story: The consequences of dioxin exposure

Sep 10, 2004 Ray Kennedy, 89, who lived just 100m from the Ivon Watkins-Dow chemical plant for 50 years, vividly remembers the stench of chemicals when the wind was blowing the wrong way. He says the plant has taken a… Continue Reading

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Pensioner amazed he’s still standing

NZ Herald: Mar 11, 2005 By Martin Johnston Ray Kennedy sat calmly in his armchair as it was explained to him that his body harbours nearly four times the national average of dioxin.  Two health and science experts visited the… Continue Reading

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Death by dioxin

05/05/2008 Burn a piece of toast and you create cancer-causing dioxins. Most of us are exposed to “background” levels of this type of chemical, of which there are 20-30 different types, found in many man-made pollutants from industrial waste to… Continue Reading

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Health plan for dioxin victims ‘too little’

Dominion Post: 29/04/2008 This is the opinion of this blog Victims of dioxin poisoning who lived and worked in the shadow of the Ivon Watkins Dow agri-chemical plant in New Plymouth say the Government’s offer of a free annual health… Continue Reading

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ACC dioxin appeal declined by judge

LYN HUMPHREYS23/08/2012 Taranaki Daily News A former New Plymouth man has failed in his appeal to get ACC cover for extensive health problems he blames on dioxins from agri-chemical plant Ivon Watkins-Dow. ACC declined cover for Gary Green for work-related gradual… Continue Reading

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ill man vows help in dioxin action

15th April 2006 Founder of Dioxinnz Gary Green  

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Sister Casts Light on Mystery Illness

2006-03-27 GARY GREEN estimates he’s been in and out of hospital 50 times in the past two years. During that time, the now-unemployed 50-year-old has had two mystery strokes, and been forced to leave work and sell his home because… Continue Reading

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Lethal Legacy

CL-issue-80 Written by Liz Campbell New Zealand Features writer Elizabeth Campbell gives a personal perspective on the effects of dioxin pollution on residents of Paritutu in idyllic Taranaki. Driving along the scene-stealing coastal road of New Zealand’s, New Plymouth Back-Beach,… Continue Reading

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The Lies Of A Nation

Agent Orange – The Lies Of A Nation A.O. GEN-II YouTube Channel On October 2, 2013, COVVHA President and Co-Founder, Kelly L. Derricks, attended VVA’s national Town Hall Meeting Held at West Chester University in Pennsylvania.      

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Resident: Roy Drake about Parititu

Investigate Magazine: 2000 Oct  original source Roy Drake 50-year-old Roy Drake also lives close to the plant. In 1988 he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He now finds it almost impossible to walk and is close to blind. Being home-bound… Continue Reading

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Family believe home is killing them

stuff.co.nz They feel trapped. English immigrants Chris and Alison Robinson arrived in New Zealand from France in 2005, drawn by New Zealand’s pollution-free image. An architect, Chris developed their Ness Rd property into Killara Luxury Lodge and Retreat but they… Continue Reading

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