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ReadThisThing (Nov 2nd, 2016)

For decades, the US government relied on the specialized knowledge of one person whenever it needed to determine whether Agent Orange had resulted in lasting side-effects for veterans who served in Vietnam and elsewhere. The man, named Alvin Young, has been unwavering in his answer: No.

In this investigative piece from ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot, reporter Charles Ornstein writes about the efforts of one vet who made it his personal mission to confront Young, a.k.a. Dr. Orange.

Dr. Orange: The Secret Nemesis of Sick Vets
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