Barrels Found at Bottom of Wallowa Lake Likely Contain ‘Agent Orange’
Divers descended to the depths of beautiful Wallowa Lake to recover some barrels that were spotted on a previous drive. Turns out the barrels may contain a highly toxic weed killer nearly identical to "Agent Orange."
Agent Orange is the nickname for a toxic weed killer that was spayed on jungles during the Vietnam War in the 60's and 70's to kill foliage where the Viet Cong were hiding. It accidentally sprayed on American troops, who became sick with side effects lasting for years and sometimes permanently.
Twenty-five 55-gallon barrels were recovered and were rusted out so whatever was inside had already evacuated the barrel (presumably in the lake, but hopefully not). Ten-to-twelve 100-gallon barrels contain the toxin and the Environmental Protection Agency has already said it will remove them as soon as possible, which may be September.