Texans delay 'Agent Orange' spraying on border | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Texans delay 'Agent Orange' spraying on border

Did you know that American authorities want to spray a toxic herbicide over 1.1 million acres of land on the US-Mexico border?

The residents here dodged a bullet when the U.S. Border Patrol delayed the spraying of a toxic herbicide along the Rio Grande.

The herbicide, the U.S. agency said, is meant to eradicate a wild plant that supposedly protects illegal entities from detection on the riverbanks.

However, U.S. citizens living near the 1.1 mile spray area took a legal stand to halt the $2.1 million pilot program before it began last week because they haven’t been educated on the effects of the poison, they said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

CBP Spokesperson Prichard what the hell are your people thinking?!?!?

The documentation is there and the incontrovertible scientific evidence is in: this product causes birth defects, miscarriages, and cancers. Is this how expendable the people in Texas are you are supposed to be protecting?!?!?

Please don't tell me there isn't another way to handle this invasive cane. This may be the cheapest in terms of dollars per pound of chemical, plus the spraying; but it is also the most deadliest in terms of the effects on humans. Someone in the CBP's Laredo office has to know this.

As reported in http://www.gsmp.org/agentorange/history.html

" Dioxin is the most toxic and most durable chemical mankind has developed so far. Its half-life is very long. The scientific community has agreed that dioxin causes cancers, terrible deformities, birth defects and many other ailments.
In 1966, 29 American scientists protested the use of the AO/dioxin herbicide by the U.S. in Vietnam because AO couldn't distinguish enemy solders from innocent people. They called for the U.S. Army to study the short- and long-term effects of the chemicals used in Vietnam . Over 5,000 American scientists asked President Johnson to stop using herbicides in Vietnam . Nevertheless, the chemicals continued to be used there.
At the beginning of the 1970s, the Herbicide Assessment Commission (HAC) - a scientific body - sent a group of experts to Vietnam to investigate the effects of the herbicides, especially AO/dioxin, on the environment and humans. After the trip, they asked the U.S. government to stop the use of the herbicides in Vietnam because these chemicals destroyed mangrove forests and caused miscarriages and birth defects. The culprit was the dioxin contained in AO. This conclusion conformed to the results of experiments on animals. It means that the U.S. was quite aware of the negative effects of the herbicides, AO in particular, on the environment and humans."

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