Scientists to examine whether contaminated planes impacted post-Vietnam veterans' health

  • by: CHAD GARLAND , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 14, 2014 - 1:15 PM

SALEM, Ore. — The Veterans Affairs Department has long resisted disability claims from service members who said chemical residue left in Vietnam War-era planes that were used to spray defoliants over Southeast Asia caused them severe illnesses, including cancer.

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