Delayed Compensation for Agent Orange

The health consequences of Agent Orange—the chemical herbicide deployed during the Vietnam war to devastating effect—stretched beyond troops and civilians in Vietnam.

Vietnam vets have been compensated for the effects of exposure. But for the workers at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, it took decades longer to connect the dots—after they started running into each other at cancer clinics.

Now they are seeking similar compensation from chemical companies. But their lawsuit faces one massive roadblock: money, and deep-pocketed opponents like Monsanto that may be "waiting for these guys to die.”

 WBUR

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