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the protector. it stands 43 meters high compared to rio de janeiro of christ, the redeemer which is only 38 meters in reference to the public next year. or those . the headlines. news continues here now to 0 after the people versus agent or extension of the water buffalo. ah ah, if you have placed a dealer, i don't walk off a day. how big nerd sat there for her as she ne, found on la. yeah. sure v don't like a met, no c or any other agent orange was a tremendously destructive component of a tremendously destructive war in its own unique way
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agent orange was the most destructive instance of chemical warfare in modern history. it was still during the war and i read something about all the birds being killed by oil spills from ships being blown out. that's what i worried about during the war was all those birds come in like did you help me in? i started reading letters. i'm not sure who i sent them to or wanting someone to take care of those birds please. maybe that was the big. the kids were just part of this landscape. you only were down among the river. they knew everything that lived down there. my kids loved it,
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i mean they were part of it. oh, there were beavers and daughters in the river then to yeah, of course, all the fish and harrison and things you could ever do. it's like strip mining a living organism, which a forest is they weren't required to replenish. they are literally, they not, nobody's willing to help them. and i said, you've got to produce the experts that have you can produce the experts. i'll take your case on and we'll go, we'll go to battle over in denver as your machine knows eval suby song on the corner. these ask your if how safety we have not
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eisenhower. i am senator kennedy's has the language eisenhower passed over a national security apparatus to john kennedy. how scared we had to be that communism was on the march. and we had to stop it wherever it was. kennedy loved the idea that american ingenuity, not just big, scary bombs, but different. more surgical kinds of technologies could be used to defeat these insurgencies and agent, orange, or ur besides, in general was part of that strategic view. the here at the chemical company in midland michigan revolutionary chemical killers are being produced to help us of these costly pess. one of the newest and most versatile weapons and dollars, arsenal of chemical warfare is to for dial. we'd killer to 4. d is
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a growth regulator type of we'd kill it. the action is illogical, appearing to upset the plants, growth processes i'm causing gradually, but certain that the saigon government in 1961 was a vociferous proponents of the use of or besides, in vietnam, in the, the government was fighting a communist insurgency in the south that was supplied by and they felt that the insurgency was a major threat to their existence in
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ah, this is in october 19. 61 thanks. haven't really gotten started yet. these are telexes. it's a message from the ambassador noting, but basically just say present damn is begging people to spray crops. and there's so much doubt it confusion washington about whether to do this or not. ah
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operation ranch and had multiple components to a food denial component. but the most notorious was the use of agent orange to take away the forest cover. take away the insurgence capability to hide and conduct gorilla ambush operations. but once the overall war escalated, the deflation program just sort of followed rather mindlessly right behind it. spring, millions of gallons of highly concentrated herbicides indiscriminately over vast areas of forest. many times over is chemical warfare. it was highly destructive and it was massive. it was a weapon of mass destruction. ranch
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hand was c name for the herbicide to fully program run by the air and i was sent over to vietnam and may of 1971 to do the final historical right up of the ranch and program i had made friends with the young army, lieutenant over there and he came to me one afternoon and said we have received orders from headquarter versus 1971. we are to dump the computer and erase it not downloaded and shipped to wash. gov t said he said if you want any of that information for your report,
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you gonna have to come with me tonight and move over to my fi headquarters. well, get you into my office and we'll print them out. and he turned on the machine and we printed out a stack like that. my report indicated that there were some real problems developing from people exposed to asian, orange. ah, i finished my report and it was immediately clashed fi secret. and the government kept it locked up or 35 years and denied didn't even exist. it the federal government basically federalized all the chemical companies to do nothing but produce a generic and other chemicals for the war to vietnam. and they knew that the more they produce, the more money they with me. so they,
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in order to deliver as much as they could as quickly as they could. they violated then existing industry standards for the production of herbicides by using a process that was much shorter at higher temperatures. that was responsible for the presence of the of jackson and the ultimate chemical substances that were created. and they knew that a post risks to individuals, they knew the imposed risk to the land. they knew that it was contained to poison. and they knew that that the effects to be devastating. while i was preparing my report, i came across to a document that indicated confirmed that we authorized production of the asian, ours, which is a mixture 24250524245,
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g with the higher concentration of dioxin, esther cabinet. it's contaminant in the 245 t compact. we knew di, auction is an extremely potent carcinogenic mutagenic meaning had causes chromosomes to mutate to ratty, janet, affecting the fetus of a woman. very potent compound national bureau standards estimate and the half life for a dioxin molecule 2000000000 years. that's why e p a regards it as equivalent to clip county both in its toxicity and in its longevity how long can persist. so it doesn't go away. it goes away politically. this is the 1st time that the scientists have ever created
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a molecule, this toxic and, and that they, they know that even, you know, just one to 2 parts per trillion can cause birth defects, mutations, cancer, ah, seeing a larger number of defects than we would have expected we saw a number of congenital hearts and i think it was 1978. i delivered in an am sevalla child. that's a child that doesn't have basically the normal brain. in my life time of delivery babies, i would not expect ever to see one. and about a year later,
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we delivered a 2nd, allen's appellate child. those odds were just astronomical, but a small practice like ours would have to allens valley children. it made me realize that there was something going on. oh, why did one of toilets most decorated cops, lee, the country in fear of his long fraud investigation? one 0, one east reveals explosive allegation of police corruption. went out to 0. they're raised to succeed. that would be good. the 3rd to as president of the philippines is heading into its spinal stretch, struggling with its worst recession in years. the punching is desperate for a solution. but what are the candidates offering and what direction will the philippines state under you?
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when oh, when we started the litigation, this became a real david and goliath back because we had the u. s. the whole us attorney's office representing the federal government and the largest law firm in the state of oregon, representing i a fe which is a front group for the chemical manufacturers and for timber sprayers. the far as service had been unwilling to do any kind of community health survey after the spring to see if anybody wasn't fact being harm. it was simply saying our chemicals aren't harming anybody, but it wasn't looking to see if they were harmed. and it was very stunning. you know, that they would spray an area and within
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a month that miscarriage rate. and what they call spontaneous abortion rate. with sky rock, according to the hospital date, m. o. between my husband and i and our nurse practitioner, we delivered between 10150 children a year seeing a larger number of birth defects than we would've expected. we saw a number of congenital hearts and i think it was 978. i delivered an an ins the phallic child. that's a child that doesn't have basically the normal brain. in my lifetime of delivering babies, i would not expect ever to see one. and about a year later,
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we delivered a 2nd and then select child. those odds were just astronomical that a small practice like ours would have to allen's fellow children. it made me realize that there was something going on. and the something that i was aware of was broadcast spraying of herbicides. at that point it was mainly to for d over our water supplies because we drink surface water at the coast. ah, the kids were involved in the whole earth decide battle ship. they were helping write the news letters and draw the pictures and help with signs.
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mm hm. there's the poster or late. daphne may, she did that when she was about 11. they were right in the thick of it. mm hm. and we had like 5 minutes to come up with a name from this group. citizens against toxic sprays pads. it wasn't the most imagine as it worked, i guess i and it wasn't until basically katz was formed and started questioning at with, you know, filing a court action and then it suddenly got some attention. and there was a lot of pushback from the chemical companies and the timber companies. chemicals are being used as, as a means of achieving environmental goals. really the,
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the attack is not scientific. it's purely emotional. know, the public does not understand. and we, unfortunately haven't successfully communicated to the public cause yet. take 245 p, for example. to 4 or 5 t is about is toxic us aspirin. it the safety factor in the use of 245, p is far greater than the safety factors. use of aspirin, and as a public on one saturday morning when my husband was making rounds at the hospital, 2 fellows in suits showed up at my front door and said they wanted to talk about the urban sides. and i said that was fine. my 2 children were running around at the very happily playing they didn't really say where they were from i said, come on in, have a cup of coffee because i had had a number of reporters and other people show up. and when then when they said,
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you know, at all times where your children are, i realized that i didn't i and i said it was time to in the interview because it was clearly a threat against me and my children die. and it worked. i'm dog. and then the head, dark tinted windows on both sides, suddenly showed up outside of carolyn steve's house. who were the leaders of the citizens against starts, which for a movement 80 the car was parked here, but they were walking up here with all their deer. obviously thinking i wasn't home . he didn't really explain why they were here. it was when i realize the other guy
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was sneaking up there at it and talking to the kids, then i got kind of angry. he was asking them all about what kinds of deformed critters we had in the for user. because we did, we saved a bunch of them hoping to get them analyzed, you know, to see what was in them. but the rear door flew open as it drove away and they could see that there were large video cameras in there. the phone company itself, their employees told us that our phones were being tapped. it was an obvious attempt to try to intimidate the folks who were bringing this litigation to try to reduce herbicide ariel sprang. well, we won a temporary injunction. what the judge in the caps case, thanks to all those scientists and studies that we were able to compile ruled was
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that hey, you've got to include in your environmental impact statement, the effects of these chemicals in vietnam. and that was a blow to the fire service because by then there were some really documented impacts in vietnam. we strayed 20000000 gallons of that stuff over there. their watersheds are contaminated, their rice feels are contaminated, their wells are contaminated depending on who you wanna leave. for 5 100000 adults contaminated with it and half a 1000000 children ah, ah, ah, ah,
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i ah ladies. oh, that's a yeah. now has shown the victim you'll be getting a medium of a demo. yes ma'am. thank you for confir swanky fools. heck, a b with there were negative feelings toward what we were doing. the propaganda put out by the chemical companies in the timber companies. that number one, there is nothing wrong with the sprays and number to these people are just the lunatic fringe. they convinced the loggers or some of them any way that they were going to all be out of work as if they couldn't use the herb. besides,
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who was on fire. when carol came up, the driveway house was totally inflamed. patrick said he stopped her that she grabbed a knife off his belt and started running up the hill. and he just grabbed her and held her anna, he felt sure that carol was going to try to take her own life that night. sh sanstrom's children were, were gone. and we all crumble. we all just couldn't believe it. the fire fighters said it was arson.
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noon i don't and it's hard to talk about it. i just can't really they had done the absolute worst thing anybody could do to me and they couldn't do any more and we go animals were still here. i think that's what kept me going in. you know, it was what was left of my kids was what they love to, you know? oh boy, here you go. okay. the big 130 years old. he's very intuitive. like if you're really upset about something he will come in just like lean against
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you and be comforting rudy duty he. he wants to help you will come on, feel better. i don't know. i rely on him. this was the garage. there was no floor here. and so we put a floor in, i just was living in this in this room and i still am and away it was. and in honor of my kids, i had to keep going. they fought this fight too. it wasn't just me. and i only thing was they keep going for their sake, little the
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me newly released court documents indicate that the companies which manufactured age and already knew as far back as the 1960 s, that one of its ingredients known as 245 t contain the toxic contaminant dioxide ah, ah, my father said he could hold me in his hand like this. i was so small. i missing my right leg below the knee. my fingers and i'm missing my big toe and my other toes are were webbed. but yeah, my story is not very much unlike many, many children in vietnam and other american children as well. so we share the
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same type of birth, the facts, both mom needs national. you know, i don't get any benefits from the government. they deny that the children of male vietnam veterans are affected. so i'm hoping with your law suit, the things will change that it'll be, it'll stick this time. ah, no, i the case it's frustrating. ah,
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these companies have been able to avoid accountability for what they've done. i think your case is incredibly important as sort of the last opportunity that we may have to hold these, these, these companies accountable for the wrong doing that they knew they were engaged in when they made this poisonous product. the national forest here is no longer sprayed and the reason is a series of lawsuits that began with the caps lawsuit. but how about all those other people? how will people right down the road that i have private timberland around them that's getting sprayed with
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they're going to keep these chemicals on the market. no matter what. the only hope is for. and maybe it's a pipe dream. but if these corporations have human rights according to the supreme court, while damn it, they should be subject to capital punishment just like an individual would be only does that lump ice on march. the lag you seeing
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ah, ah, me. we call ourselves the document junkies. documents accumulated over 40 years of freedom of information actions that i did, including several lawsuits to try to get documents out of the p a. p c. d law suits the agent orange law suits trying to stop the government spraying out here. then i had a bunch of stuff from dow chemical that they hoped i'd never get. i couldn't afford to store them anywhere. and that's when peter ransack birds,
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a canadian journalist drummed out some funding to get them all scanned. that was how the poison paper said, well, we must have scam close to $200000.00 pages. he could upload them as they were scanned, 10 hours a day, non. so ha, a lot of the documents involved the fraudulent testing of chemical products. so lawyers, now in bringing these lawsuits are being able to find that information and use it. i hope they'll make trouble. i mean that's the whole goal is to make them available to anybody that needs them. ah, the seat of human. so either tomorrow,
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