Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, CA – News


El Toxic Hell Toro – Death Sentence for Marines

El Toxic Hell Toro Part Two:
A Death Sentence for Marines and School Kids?

(IRVINE, Calif.) – A number of Marines are now sick and dying from their contact with toxins at MCAS El Toro, such as TCE (trichloroethylene) a chemical used to clean jet fighters; but Marines aren’t the only victims.

School children, whose small bodies are less resistant to contamination with deadly pollutants, may have even less of a chance of weathering this storm in otherwise sunny Orange County.

Robert O’Dowd, like myself and John Uldrich, is a former El Toro Marine. We all served in the same squadron under Marine Wing Support Group 37. He talked about a former El Toro School Teacher named LouAnn Silva who has shared stories about the losses of people who attended and worked at the school.

“She says many teachers died, young teachers, who shouldn’t have died that young from cancer, and children dying from leukemia,” Robert said.

“Now leukemia has that TCE label tag, contamination for children. So that’s a possibility for a base that has TCE in the groundwater and soil.”

Catch the full report on Salem-News.com by Tim King: salem-news.com/articles/april232010/el-toro-tk.php

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