"Decades Later, U.S. Military Pollution in Philippines Linked To Deaths"

"CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines - The U. S. military is long gone from bases in the Philippines, but its legacy remains buried here.

Toxic waste was spilled on the ground, pumped into waterways and buried in landfills for decades at two sprawling Cold War-era bases.

Today, ice cream shops, Western-style horse ranches, hotels and public parks have sprung up on land once used by the Air Force and the Navy — a benign facade built on land the Philippine government said is still polluted with asbestos, heavy metals and fuel."

Travis J. Tritten reports for Stars and Stripes February 2, 2010.

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Source: Stars and Stripes, 02/01/2010