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When doctors told Randy White his daughter's cancer was most likely caused by environmental factors, he began to question the area where she lived -- not far from Fort Detrick. That's where ground water chemical contamination, and the testing of Agent Orange back in the '60s led many to suspect the facility was the source of high rates of cancer in the area.

In the past four years, White has spent nearly $500,000 of his own money to find out what happened and why. Today he says he's found a confirmed link between the cancer clusters and the facility.

"Two of the experts came back and said this: that the footprints from the dioxin from the blood samples taken from victims lead back to Fort Detrick," he says.

Fort Detrick has admitted that the Army tested Agent Orange on base. But officials say they don't have information about exactly how much was used and where.

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