Mariners say the oceans reveal their secrets only grudgingly. Shelly Parulis would say the same of the U.S. Navy.

No matter. Parulis is undaunted in her quest to find out what that branch of the American armed forces knows — and what it is going to do about — toxic smoke that billowed across the U.S Naval Air Facility at Atsugi in Japan’s central Kanagawa Prefecture for more than a decade.

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