|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 29 Jun 2010 13:20:52 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: Bien Hoa (Vietnam) Agent Orange cleanup|
UN starts $5M Agent Orange cleanup at Vietnam base Associated Press June 29, 2010HANOI, Vietnam - The United Nations has launched a $5 million project to clean up Agent Orange contamination at a former U.S military air base in Vietnam, the world body said Tuesday.
The project will focus on dioxin contamination at Bien Hoa airport on the outskirts of southern Ho Chi Minh City. It is one of three former American air bases where U.S. forces mixed, stored and loaded the defoliant onto planes for spraying missions during the Vietnam War to destroy jungle hideouts of enemy Communist forces.
Between 1962 and 1971, the U.S. military sprayed roughly 11 million gallons (41 million liters) of Agent Orange across large swaths of southern Vietnam. Dioxin is a toxic chemical used in the herbicide that has been linked to cancers, birth defects and other ailments.
... For the entire article, see http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jz2saSf9srDQ3AZz8whZWwQEG6hQD9GKOIV02 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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