Guam - The Guam Envorinmental Protection Agency says they will begin testing for Agent Orange on Guam as ordered by Governor Eddie Calvo after reports surfaced about its use here in Guam in the 1960s and 1970s.
The governor today sent a directive to GEPA to test water and soil sources on Guam for Agent Orange, 2,3,7,8-tetracholordibenzodioxin (TCDD), an herbicide that has been linked to cancer.
The reports resurfaced after a retired Air Force veteran, Master Sgt. Leroy Foster claimed that he and others sprayed the herbicide on Guam while stationed here in the 1960s nd 1970s.
Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo also said she looked into the matter. However, she noted that the Department of Defense denied the use of Agent Orange on Guam.