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2008-05-12 09:00:00

Increasing numbers of U.S. troops have left the military with damaged bodies and minds, an ever-larger pool of disabled veterans that will cost the nation billions for decades to come "” even as the total population of America's vets shrinks. Despite the decline in total vets "” as soldiers from World War II and Korea die "” the government expects to be spending $59 billion a year to compensate injured warriors in 25 years, up from today's $29 billion, according to internal...

2006-07-12 07:41:01

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cancer risk from the chemical dioxin -- present in some U.S. soil, food supplies and most Americans' bodies -- needs to be reassessed by the Environmental Protection Agency before it sets a new standard for cleanup, a U.S. scientific panel reported on Tuesday. Experts assembled by the National Academies' National Research Council confirmed many of the findings of a 2003 EPA report on dioxin, which found dioxin causes cancer and...

2006-07-11 19:36:35

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cancer risk from the chemical dioxin -- present in some U.S. soil, food supplies and most Americans' bodies -- needs to be reassessed by the Environmental Protection Agency before it sets a new standard for cleanup, a U.S. scientific panel reported on Tuesday. Experts assembled by the National Academies' National Research Council confirmed many of the findings of a 2003 EPA report on dioxin, which found dioxin causes cancer and...

2006-07-11 19:19:17

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cancer risk from the chemical dioxin -- present in some U.S. soil, food supplies and most Americans' bodies -- needs to be reassessed by the Environmental Protection Agency before it sets a new standard for cleanup, a U.S. scientific panel reported on Tuesday. Experts assembled by the National Academies' National Research Council confirmed many of the findings of a 2003 report on dioxin by the EPA, which found dioxin causes cancer and...

2006-07-11 19:14:24

Corrects first paragraph to make clear reassessment is needed before new standard is set By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cancer risk from the chemical dioxin -- present in some U.S. soil, food supplies and most Americans' bodies -- needs to be reassessed by the Environmental Protection Agency before it sets a new standard for cleanup, a U.S. scientific panel reported on Tuesday. Experts assembled by the National Academies' National Research Council confirmed many of...

2006-07-11 15:28:47

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cancer-causing chemical dioxin -- present in some U.S. water, soil, food supplies and most Americans' bodies -- should be cleaned up to a new, much higher standard, a U.S. scientific panel reported on Tuesday. Experts assembled by the National Academies' National Research Council confirmed many of the findings of a 2003 report on dioxin by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which found dioxin causes cancer and reproductive and...

2006-07-11 15:15:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The cancer-causing chemical dioxin -- present in some U.S. water, soil, food supplies and most Americans' bodies -- should be cleaned up to a new, much higher standard, a U.S. scientific panel reported on Tuesday. Experts assembled by the National Academies' National Research Council confirmed many of the findings of a 2003 report on dioxin by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which found dioxin causes cancer and reproductive and...

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2006-05-19 08:45:00

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK -- The nightmare of Iraq was bad enough for Vanessa Gamboa. Unprepared for combat beyond her basic training, the supply specialist soon found herself in a firefight, commanding a handful of clerks. "They promoted me to sergeant. I knew my job but I didn't know anything about combat. So I'm responsible for all these people and I don't know what to tell them but to duck," Gamboa said. The battle, on a supply delivery run, ended without casualties, and it did little to...

2006-03-29 07:38:11

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam War veterans and social activists from several countries demanded on Wednesday that Washington take responsibility for victims of the Agent Orange defoliant used by the U.S. military. The call for U.S. action came at the end of a two-day conference in Hanoi where deformed children were shown as dramatic evidence of the effects of 20 million gallons of herbicides, including Agent Orange, poured on the country. "We demand that the United...

2006-03-29 08:45:00

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI -- Vietnam War veterans and social activists from several countries demanded on Wednesday that Washington take responsibility for victims of the Agent Orange defoliant used by the U.S. military. The call for U.S. action came at the end of a two-day conference in Hanoi where deformed children were shown as dramatic evidence of the effects of 20 million gallons of herbicides, including Agent Orange, poured on the country. "We demand that the United States government be...


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