The federal government settled with veterans exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam war, but civilian workers exposed to the same pesticide were left behind.
This year, our news team won three awards from the Public Media Journalists Association, formerly known as PRINDI. This week, we’re highlighting those stories. Living Downstream: The Environmental Justice Podcast, won first place in its category. In this excerpt, Reporter Jon Kalish talks to the civilian workers at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida who tested Agent Orange there during the Vietnam War. When the government settled with veterans exposed to this pesticide, these workers were left behind.
We’ll be following up on this story over the summer. Subscribe to the podcast at norcalpubmedia.org/living.