08. November 2005 · Comments Off on House Members Want Info On Military’s Human Guinea Pigs · Categories: Military, Science!, Veteran's Affairs

This from CNN:

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The United States should establish a commission to identify and learn the fate of people exposed during the military’s secret testing of chemical and biological materials in the 1960s and ’70s, two House lawmakers declared Tuesday.

“We cannot be afraid to identify the problem,” said Montana Republican Denny Rehberg, who, along with California Democrat Mike Thompson, plans to introduce a bill they call the “Veterans Right to Know Act.”

Nearly 5,900 people, both military and civilians, may have been exposed to the toxins as part of the military’s “Project 112,” involving about 50 tests from 1962 to 1974, according to a report last year from the Government Accounting Office. –From CNN’s Paul Courson on Capitol Hill (Posted 2:53 p.m.)

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