This just in from member Shawn who knows where all the bodies are buried back east. It seems Congress is going to finally do something about this horrible mess. I figure they’ll rob Peter to pay Paul in order to get it done. Either that or they’ll rob Peter to pay Paul’s interest on it. Being innovative, I’m sure they’ll find a way to disenfranchise someone or a group so as not to disturb any of their pet bridges to nowhere.
As usual, this closely parallels the Love Canal housing development and the Agent Orange debacle almost to a T. Deny, deny, deny. Then -“Well, we weren’t sure so we didn’t drop the dime on anyone for fear that it would just cause undue stress. Now that we know, well, we’re telling everyone.” That would be fifteen years of not being sure in case anyone’s counting. I’m sure Jerry Ensminger is glad to see some resolution to this. Imagine losing your child to government stupidity. Then multiply it by scores of children.
We children who grew up to be soldiers and ate, inhaled and drank AO in SEA are no different. We went into it just as blindly and were misinformed, lied to and ultimately given the “We didn’t know” treatment, too. The only difference was that Dow and their ilk knew about the deleterious nature of 2,4,5 T for years before they deployed it and sold the military on it.