A Report on the Contamination of Aircraft Carriers
off the Coast of Vietnam
This information should be filed with initial claims for disabilities caused by exposure to dioxin-based herbicide in Vietnam by the crew of aircraft carriers. In the event a denial has already been received, this should be filed as new and material evidence to re-open the claim. Alternatively, because this information was withheld from you by the VA and not released to you by the Veteran's Claims Assistance Act (VCAA), it may constitute a Clear and Unmistakable Error(CUE). Speak with your Veterans Service Officer about this.
The possibility of Clear and Unmistakable Error is based on there being available government or industry documentation that clearly states that this mode of transport of particles is a common occurrence in the aviation industry. Aviation textbooks and Airman Training guides may well have contained this information.