SEOUL - Following a high-level meeting on Yongsan Garrison May 27, the joint investigation team announced that it will examine claims that chemicals were buried in the vicinity of the bachelor officers’ quarters and installation fire department on Camp Carroll in 1972.

The team plans to interview former South Korean U.S. Forces Korea employee Koo Ja-young and ask him to help pinpoint the exact location and provide details about the incident he described to the media. If his allegations prove to be a credible risk to health, this location will be included in the search area.

“I’m very serious about any possible health hazards,” said Eighth Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson. “Our primary concern is the health and safety of the people on the post and in the adjacent communities. If we find anything harmful to human health, we will fix it.”