|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 23 May 2012 21:50:56 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, GLOBAL: "A new approach to ridding Vietnam of unexploded ordnance"|
A new approach to ridding Vietnam of unexploded ordnance By Wyatt Olson Stars and Stripes May 6, 2012QUANG TRI PROVINCE, Vietnam - When government officials here talk about ridding the country of unexploded ordnance left from the war with America, the timeframe is stunning.
In January, for example, the Vietnam Defense Ministry’s Engineer Corps estimated it would take about 300 years to clear it all.
Such pronouncements are gloomy reminders for a country that has experienced devastating losses from unexploded ordnance, or UXO. Since 1975, about 40,000 people have died from explosions, and 66,000 have been injured and maimed, according to the Vietnam Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/a-new-approach-to-ridding-vietnam- of-unexploded-ordnance-1.176497
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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