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Dec. 16, 2016, 7:59 a.m.As part of our Reliving Agent Orange series, ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot have been recording the voices of those impacted by the herbicide, which contained the toxic chemical dioxin.
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July 1, 2016, 3:30 p.m.“These individuals deserve an answer,” a top VA official said at a forum hosted by ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot to address the possible multi-generational impacts of the herbicide.
June 17, 2016, 9:59 a.m.The children of Vietnam vets describe how they believe their fathers’ exposure to Agent Orange during the war has impacted their families and their health.
April 27, 2016, 6 a.m.The Department of Veterans Affairs is evaluating new research as it decides whether to extend benefits to exposed vets with the disease.
April 27, 2016, 5:59 a.m.While most vets’ claims for benefits are denied, some have figured out a way to win.
March 4, 2016, 1 p.m.Neither the Navy nor the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a comprehensive list of which ships went where during the Vietnam War. As a result, veterans themselves often have to prove their ships served in areas where Agent Orange was sprayed.
March 4, 2016, 12:59 p.m.Navy veterans who served in Vietnam often must prove that their ships entered territorial waters in order to receive Agent Orange benefits. It wasn’t always that way. The following history explains how we got to this point.
Feb. 26, 2016, 9 a.m.Vietnam veterans need historical records to get Agent Orange benefits, but the documents are often scattered. Help us collect them in one spot.
Feb. 8, 2016, 5:56 p.m.A federal court had ordered the VA to reassess its policy denying Agent Orange benefits to Navy sailors who served in the Vietnam War. The VA’s conclusion: They still don’t qualify.
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