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I am not a boots on any presumptive ground vet.
I don’t know if I have ever been any closer to AO than just off the Seabee storage area in MS or spent the night and ate at a Seabee’s house multiple times who would have been involved in 74 -76, although he didn’t mention it. He had more hashes on his sleeves than I could count back then.
But, I was at Tyndall AFB in Florida, hunting and harvesting from the hot spot where barges loaded and offloaded since the 40’s…..off of that bayou, half way in the middle of the bay, probably as close as the public dare take a dioxin reading, its the highest numbers for dioxin in north florida, except at Eglin. That bayou is on the superfund, it is full of DDT, DDE, DDD, about every other toxin and metal you can dream up, except dioxin? And it has the lead, cadmium and arsenic that is in my blood.
Another thing about Tyndall, it is home to the AFESC, the Air Force Engineering and Services Center. Their laboratory headed up the Herbicide Orange Incineration Research Project at the NCBC the Naval Construction Battalion Center, in Gulfport, Miss. (it looks like they might have got me coming and going with close calls).
I got down in the sediment and the water in that bayou at the edge of the bay, retrieving ducks, and raccoons, rabbits and squirrels, consuming some adipose tissue laden with something. I was an avid hunter on base. And I lived on the bay, snagging speckled trout in the middle of the night under a light with a cold one. And then the blue crabs just waiting to be netted on the flats…..a sportsman’s paradise….outside of Louisiana…..a Cajun will never go hungry. (but, he might regret it)
I have about a hundred diagnoses of all the right stuff, with some just starting to grow. I am accumulating a lot of research material, but have not hit much of the ‘right’ stuff.
Any help in this direction, would be appreciated, any websites or documents or if you want to share finds.
It appears that the impact of the toxins has been downplayed, while keeping Tyndall operational and also keeping EPA out. I see that something has changed since the hurricane, but, I can’t make out for sure if it is truly a move in a direction to actually do anything to clean it up, just stall more, or forever wipe it out of memory.
Did AFESC transport any AO to Tyndall? Did they manage to drop a few barrels as they were offloading? What else have they brought to Tyndall? Is their Laboratory a fully functioning Lab or is it a Paper Lab? What if any Chemical or Biological Agents have been to Tyndall? One of the ATSDR reports does mention a radiation burial and gives an approximate location, but of course it was minimal.
What has occured over on the other side of the base where I hunted rabbits, deer and bears? with the open fire breaks and the hardstands with pock marks, or were those AO bore holes like was done at Eglin? Were those hard stands for storage? of what? All of these areas were open to hunting when I was stationed there, and we hunted there. One of my buddies wife has Essential Tremor among other things and has had DBS, which was successful……of course I have had essential tremor since Tyndall, also. Along with 100 other things.
Any help would be appreciated.
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I am not a boots on any presumptive ground vet. I dont know if I have ever been any closer to AO than just off the Seabee storage area in MS or spent the night and ate at a Seabees house multiple times who would have been involved in 74 -76, although he didnt mention it.