Okinawa zwischen Krieg und Frieden
Ein Besucher aus Vietnam:
"Okinawa bedeutet in Vietnam die Furcht selbst."
2016: Okinawa Water Supply Polluted
The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 14, Issue 7, Number 3. April 1, 2016.
Mit freundlicher Erlaubnis von Japan Focus
Drunk US Marine’s 2015 dump of toxic foam among accidents polluting Okinawa water supply
Documents released via MuckRock under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reveal that lax safety standards at the largest USAF base in the Pacific may be to blame for recent contamination of drinking water sources on Okinawa.
The internal reports expose a spate of accidents at Kadena Air Base during the past 15 years which have leaked at least 21,000 liters of fire extinguishing agents - some of them toxic.
On December 4, 2013, one accident - blamed on a switch and module malfunction - spread 2270 liters of fire extinguishing agents out of an open hangar and into storm drains on Kadena Air Base.
In one incident last May, described by base officials as "vandalism", a drunk Marine activated a fire-fighting system.1 It filled a hangar with more than 1500 liters of JET-X 2.75% - a foam, classified by the U.S. government as hazardous ....
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