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U.S. And Vietnam Take Steps To Contain Agent Orange Contamination At Old U.S. Air Base

February 2, 2008

HANOI, VIETNAM — (AP) — More than three decades after the Vietnam War, the United States and Vietnam have just completed temporary steps to contain dioxin contamination at a former U.S. air base in Danang.

But the U.S. government, as well as U.S. foundations and corporations, should contribute more money to clean up the site permanently, members of a joint U.S.-Vietnamese working group on Agent Orange said Friday (1 Feb).

It will cost at least US$14 million to remove dioxin from the site, one of several Agent Orange “hot spots” in Vietnam, said the panel members, who are experts on the environmental, health and political consequences of the herbicide.

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