Dr. Wayne Dwernychuk interviewed regarding Agent Orange use in Ontario
Mar 09, 2011
A Star Exclusive report interviewed Hatfield’s retired chief scientist regarding the use of Agent Orange in northern Ontario, Canada.
“Dr. Wayne Dwernychuk, a world-renowned expert on Agent Orange, said the government is ‘throwing up a smokescreen’. There was no categorical brand called Agent Orange,” said Dwernychuk, who for more than 15 years conducted extensive research on the impact of toxic defoliants in Vietnam. “There was nothing coming out of any of the chemical companies in a barrel that had Agent Orange written on it. That’s laughable.”
“If it’s got 2,4,5-T and 2,4-D as a mixture, it’s Agent Orange and it has dioxin — I guarantee it,” said Dwernychuk
To find out more, visit: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/940243–star-exclusive-agent-orange-soaked-ontario-teens
Hatfield has worked on the dioxin issue in Canada since the late 1980s, with the pulp and paper industry in British Columbia. The company has been instrumental in helping the Government of Viet Nam address the Agent Orange dioxin issue since 1994. Hatfield is currently involved in the assessment of contamination at the main dioxin hotspots at former US military installations in Viet Nam and Lao PDR, and in providing technical assistance for the cleanup of the Da Nang Airport.
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