|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 12 Nov 2015 19:46:16 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HERBICIDES, GLOBAL: "Japanese tech could rid Vietnam of war's toxic legacy"|
Japanese tech could rid Vietnam of war's toxic legacy by ATSUSHI TOMIYAMA Nikkei Asian Review (Japan) November 12, 2015 HANOI -- Expectations are growing that Japanese technology will help erase one of the darkest legacies of the Vietnam War -- the lingering presence of Agent Orange. Although 40 years have passed since the end of the war, areas of Vietnam remain highly contaminated with the chemical defoliant used by the U.S. military in its herbicidal warfare program. Japanese construction company Shimizu brought contaminated soil from Vietnam to Japan in late October to begin experiments in purifying it. The Vietnamese government is paying close attention to the outcome, as Shimizu's technology proved effective in purifying soil polluted from the nuclear disaster at Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi power plant in March 2011. … For the article, see http://asia.nikkei.com/Tech-Science/Tech/Japanese-tech-could-rid-Vietnam-of-war-s-toxic-legacy -- 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 LSiegel@cpeo.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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