Tuesday, August 20, 2013

High levels of toxic PCBs found in mongoose near U.S. bases in Okinawa | GlobalPost

Japanese researchers have detected high levels of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls in mongooses found near two U.S. military bases in Okinawa in a recent study.

The team of researchers from Ehime University and Okinawa's Meio University told Kyodo News the source of the pollution was likely to be transformers or other products containing PCBs, and said further studies are necessary given that nearby residents and other creatures could have been contaminated as well.

The discovery points to the need for a thorough investigation into how products containing PCBs have been and are currently used. U.S. bases in Okinawa are said to have a lot of equipment that still contains PCBs.

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Comment: Mongooses found near Camp Hansen and the recently abandoned Kin bar district were found to not need preservatives. They already had toxic doses of Orion Beer and Awamori Sake in their bodies. They were immediately released into the wild, a.k.a., the Kin bar district for further observation where they immediately entered a bar, ordered a round for the house and sang Karaoke into the wee hours of the morning...

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