|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 17 Jun 2011 07:33:36 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HERBICIDES, GLOBAL: Agent Orange cleanup in Vietnam|
Vietnam, U.S. take symbolic step in Agent Orange clean-up By John Ruwitch AlertNet (Reuters) June 17, 2011DANANG, Vietnam - Vietnam and the United States took the first step towards cleaning up Agent Orange contamination on Friday, a development that the top U.S. diplomat in the country said was one of the most significant between the two countries.
A ribbon cutting near a barren, sun-baked corner of the Danang airport grounds where the defoliant was stored before being sprayed from U.S. warplanes during the 1960s and early 70s held symbolic meaning for a relationship that has come under the spotlight amid renewed tensions in the South China Sea.
U.S.-Vietnam ties have blossomed since diplomatic relations were established 16 years ago and steps to resolve legacy issues from the war have formed a cornerstone of progress.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.trust.org/alertnet/news/vietnam-us-take-symbolic-step-in- agent-orange-clean-up
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