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Vieques Cleanup: Island at Odds With U.S. Government Declaration That 400-Acre Bomb Site Cleanup Is Complete

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. government has a new fight in Vieques, the Puerto Rican island that was used as a Navy bombing range for decades. An extensive cleanup of the eastern portion of Vieques is years from being finished, but the government says it is ready to declare work completed on a […]

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Risking the Lives of the Unborn

…In both Vieques and Camp Leujune, citizens whose health was impacted have sued the government…

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US health agency to take ‘fresh look’ at Vieques

A U.S. agency has overturned its 2003 research that said no health hazards were caused by decades of military exercises on Vieques, a bombing range-turned-tourist destination off Puerto Rico’s east coast.

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Navy’s Vieques Training May Be Tied to Health Risks

A U.S. agency has overturned its 2003 research that said no health hazards were caused by decades of military exercises on Vieques, a bombing range-turned-tourist destination off Puerto Rico’s east coast.

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Agency to revise studies and conclusions on military toxics and health on Vieques

…ATSDR studies about Vieques have been criticized by several scientists from Puerto Rico and the United States…

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A New Battle on Vieques, Over Navy’s Cleanup

The Navy has begun removing hazardous unexploded munitions from its old training ground by detonating them in the open air…

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Discutida la situación actual de Vieques

“Cómo es posible que en Vieques, un paraíso natural que no tiene ni una fábrica que emita contaminantes al aire, y no tenga un desarrollo económico evidente, sus residentes tengan grandes padecimiento respiratorios, la principal causa de crisis de salud de ellos” …

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Vieques pide acción a Luis Fortuño sábado, 4 de julio de 2009 Prensa Asociada http://www.primerahora.com/diario/noticia/otras/noticias/vieques_pide_accion_a_luis_fortuno/313992 El Comité Pro Rescate y Desarrollo de Vieques (CPRDV) solicitó hoy, sábado, al gobernador Luis Fortuño que se haga eco de las resoluciones aprobadas por el Senado y la Cámara de Representantes pidiéndole al presidente estadounidense Barack Obama que busque […]

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Resolución sobre la contaminación de Vieques por la Marina estaunidense

ESTADO LIBRE ASOCIADO DE PUERTO RICO 16 ta    Asamblea,  1 ra Sesión Legislativa Ordinaria SENADO DE PUERTO RICO R. del S. 499 19 de junio de 2009 Presentada por el señor Rivera Schatz Referida a RESOLUCIÓN Para solicitar al Presidente de los Estados Unidos de América, Hon. Barack H. Obama, que reconozca los sacrificios de […]

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Obama Must Live Up To Campaign Pledge On Vieques Cleanup

…so far, the Obama Administration has not lifted a finger on the issue, leaving the people of Vieques with no relief other than the promise of winning an ongoing lawsuit against the Navy and Defense Department which could take years to work its way through the courts…

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