Freshman senator tackles Agent Orange reports on GuamWritten by Rebecca Elmore
Guam - After troubling reports surfaced of the use of Agent Orange on Guam, one freshman lawmaker decided it was time to do something about it.
Republican Senator Fernando Esteves is establishing his own task force following veteran accounts of the herbicide use on Guam’s military bases.
He says that his office never initially planned on tackling the issue, but the reports were too troubling to ignore.
"Based on current and recent reports and also past reports historically, I've always kept my ear to this because I have a background in the environment and health field, …but now with recent stories coming out and people verifying their personal experiences as well as actually having sprayed the aggregate in the air, I wanted to bring it to the forefront and see do we have the entire truth? And how do we get these answers for the people?” he said.
Senator Esteves plans to officially announce the members of his task force in the coming weeks.