US Completes Cleanup of Vietnam War-Era Agent Orange at Danang Airport – USAID

0

“This is the third and last portion of land to be turned over for expansion of Danang International Airport,” the release said. “The ceremony also marked the completion of the six-year, $110 million Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Danang Airport Project, jointly implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and MND [Vietnam Ministry of National Defense].”

US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink and Vietnam Vice Minister of National Defense participated in a signing ceremony to finalize the deal, the release explained.

The project has successfully treated over 90,000 cubic meters of contaminated soil and sediment through thermal desorption and safely contained an additional 50,000 cubic meters of low concentration, dioxin-contaminated material, the release noted.

READ MORE: How Distorted Intelligence Dragged US Into Vietnam War 53 Years Ago

Since 2000, the United States has worked with Vietnam to resolve humanitarian and wartime legacy issues. These include the removal of unexploded ordinance, the identification of remains of missing personnel and the remediation of dioxin, according to the release.

Dioxin, a virile cancer-causing contaminant, was a key component of Agent Orange, a defoliant widely used by US forces to clear jungle terrain during the Vietnam War.

READ MORE: ‘Napalm Girl’ Photo: Facebook Censored ‘Evidence of War Crimes in Vietnam’

© Sputnik / Alexander Wilf

Sputnik News

South Africa Today – World News – Asia and Pacific

Related Post

Indian Trekker Survives Eight-Day Ordeal in Solitu... New Delhi (Sputnik): An Indian student who went missing during a trekking expedition from his college has been rescued after miraculously surviving e...
Pakistan Sees Nuclear Weapons as Deterrence Method... "Since we have gone overtly nuclear, as India also, in 1998, our stance is that this capability eliminates the possibility of conventional war betwee...
Man Rescued 3 Days After Building Collapses in Ind... New Delhi (Sputnik) — Fire Department officials in Dharwad, a city in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, have confirmed the rescue of a man from...
Moscow, Tokyo Still Largely Disagree on Peace Trea... "I have to note that we are still at the very beginning of the negotiating process and our approaches still diverge significantly", Morgulov said, ad...
Disclaimer: The views of authors published on South Africa Today are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of South Africa Today. By viewing, visiting, using, or interacting with SouthAfricaToday.net, you are agreeing to all the provisions of the Terms of Use Policy and the Privacy Policy.