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Agent Orange Update

Posted by on October 5, 2015

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Senate Hearings on Agent Orange |
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Senate Hearings on Agent Orange

Week of October 05, 2015

At a recent oversight hearing held to examine the impact of exposure to toxic chemicals, particularly veterans exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War and water contamination at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, stressed the importance of having a standardized, scientific approach at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to determine which vetervar link = document.getElementById('link2736');link.onclick = function(){document.location = link.getAttribute('href');} ans should receive disability benefits based on their exposure to toxic chemicals. Also, the hearing examined efforts to expand disability benefits for veterans who served in ships offshore Vietnam, also known as the "Blue Water Navy Veterans." A video and testimonies from thevar link = document.getElementById('link2736');link.onclick = function(){document.location = link.getAttribute('href');} hearing are available on the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs website at

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