Investigating Health Effects Related to Military Chemical Disposal

There is a growing concern that the United States military disposal of over 64 million pounds of chemical munitions since the 1940's at ocean disposal sites around the globe may lead to deleterious heath problems for people living and working near these sites. Despite the military's assurances to the contrary, no one really knows what effect these weapons will have on people that come in contact with these sites. My amendment will compel the Secretary of Defense to evaluate the long term consequences of these disposal sites and ultimately, we will work to proactively address any issues that may affect public health.

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