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Summary of the current legal fight from Major Wes Carter:
Yesterday, while here in Washington DC, I submitted our C-123 Veterans Agent Orange Exposure Petition to the Clerk of the United States Senate, through the offices of Senator Merkley of Oregon and Senator Burr of North Carolina. Senator Burr is the Ranking Member of the Veterans Affairs Committee.
We are fortunate to have bicameral and bipartisan support for this effort to get the VA to follow the requirements of the 1991 Agent Orange Act and Title 38, and the 8 May 2001 Federal Register, in providing medical care for the aircrews, maintenance personnel and flight nurses who volunteered to fly these former Agent Orange spray airplanes, and were exposed to dioxin which had contaminated the planes. The law states that any veteran, exposed anywhere, to Agent Orange (“military herbicides”) will receive such care, but the VA disagree that the veterans were exposed.
We submitted our exposure question to the US Public Health Service, to the EPA, to the CDC/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and to the NIH/National Toxicology Program – all agree we were exposed and all have officially informed the VA. The VA, however, on 28 Feb 2013, informed the veterans that NO AMOUNT of other federal agency, university or physician evidence would be admitted because VA had already decided against the vets. (more…)