In the News: FIRST US AGENT ORANGE CLEANUP UNDERWAY IN VIETNAM

First US Agent Orange Cleanup Underway in Vietnam

During the Vietnam WarUS forces sprayed millions of gallons of the herbicide Agent Orange onto Vietnam’s forests and crops in an effort to destroy cover for enemy movements as well as food sources. In the decades since, exposure to the herbicide has been blamed for an abnormally high incidence of miscarriages, skin diseases, cancers, birth defects, and deformities among Vietnamese. For the first time since the war ended in 1975, the US is working directly to clean up the contamination, embarking on a four-year project to decontaminate 73,000 cubic meters of soil at Danang International AirportMore… Discuss

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3 responses to “In the News: FIRST US AGENT ORANGE CLEANUP UNDERWAY IN VIETNAM

  1. They really waited a very long time…

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    • Well first they stayed in denial, few decades from all they hurt, there, here, everywhere: Now we, not they are paying for it, but out (again OUR) reputation, not theirs (the great chiefs) will never be the same! Same with aasbestos, DDT, MErcury, Dioxines, PCB Rediation BOphal. A shame!

      THanks for commenting!

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