Vietnam probes tea exports amid Taiwan's allegations of dioxin contamination

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Vietnam probes tea exports amid Taiwan's allegations of dioxin contamination

Vietnam's agriculture ministry has ordered an exhaustive investigation into allegations that some back tea shipments to Taiwan were contaminated with the highly toxic compound dioxin.

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Pesticide traces in Vietnamese tea exceeds limits

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago

Pesticide traces in Vietnamese tea exceeds limits

(VOV) -Tea is the world’s most popular beverage, often touted for its healthful properties, however the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) suspects some Vietnamese black tea may be contaminated.

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VN signs UXO clearance aid pack with U.S. mine advisory group

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VN signs UXO clearance aid pack with U.S. mine advisory group

VGP - Viet Nam's central Quang Tri Province and the Mine Advisory Group (MAG) of the United States on May 18 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to carry out an unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance project in the province between 2015 and 2017.

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US State Department backs Quang Tri’s UXOs clearance efforts

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 2 duplicate news

US State Department backs Quang Tri’s UXOs clearance efforts

The US State Department has pledged 10 million USD in aid for the central province of Quang Tri to disarm unexploded ordnances (UXOs) left over from the war in Vietnam.

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Is Dong Nai River filled with dioxin-contaminated soil?

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

Is Dong Nai River filled with dioxin-contaminated soil?

VietNamNet Bridge - The Dong Nai provincial authorities on May 7 convened an urgent meeting to clarify information provided by a local newspaper that the Dong Nai River is being filled with dioxin-contaminated soil and rocks taken from an area near Bien Hoa Airport.

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Cancer link suspected in contaminated water

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Cancer link suspected in contaminated water

Villagers in Tho Vi, Thanh Hoa Province, are worried that 80 residents have died over the past 20 years from cancer, which authorities have failed to explain, but tests suggest the water supply has been poisoned by asbestos.

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Pine forest dying of chemical contamination

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

Pine forest dying of chemical contamination

VietNamNet Bridge - The pine forest in Subregion No 144A of the Da Nhim Protective Forest in Lam Dong has been contaminated with chemicals.

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‘Miracle' grass facilitates sustainable development

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago 1 related news

Over 40 provinces and cities have been planting vetiver grass to mitigate a spate of environmental problems, experts said at a conference yesterday.

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Despite U.S. efforts, bird flu thought to spread between farms

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Despite U.S. efforts, bird flu thought to spread between farms

Poultry veterinarians in Minnesota believe an outbreak of avian flu has spread between farms, indicating the implementation of a U.S. strategy to contain the deadly bird disease failed in at least some cases.

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Farmers fear poisoning as toes turn black in paddies

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Farmers fear poisoning as toes turn black in paddies

Farmers in Thach My Loi Ward, HCM City, fear they are being poisoned by pollution after the skin on their toes turned black while working barefoot in their paddy fields.

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As war memories fade, Vietnam still battles Agent Orange legacy

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

As war memories fade, Vietnam still battles Agent Orange legacy

Tang Thi Thang baths her disabled son Doan Van Quy outside their family home in Truc Ly, in Vietnam's Quang Binh Province April 11, 2015. Doan Van Quy's ather, a soldier who served on 12.7 mm anti-aircraft guns during the Vietnam war, said he lived in several areas that were contaminated by Agent Orange. Two of his sons were born with serious health problems and the family and local health officials link their illnesses to their father's exposure to Agent...

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Contaminated oil that no one wants is heading to Asia

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Contaminated oil that no one wants is heading to Asia

One million barrels of oil. Enough to fill more than 60 Olympic-sized swimming pools. And there it sat in tanks outside San Francisco -- for three years -- despite crude prices that topped $100 a barrel.

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Radioactive material rule proposed for revision

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety has proposed the Ministry of Science and Technology amend Circular 23/2010/TT-BKHCN to strengthen the management of radioactive material in the country.

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Ha Noi to rescue residents from risk of sewage floods

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Authorities of Ha Noi are determined to rescue 12 houses in Ba Dinh District which are surrounded by contaminated sewer water by April 30.

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Food safety inspectors suspend caterer from operation

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

The Department of Food Safety in the southern province of Binh Duong yesterday decided to suspend a caterer from providing meals for students of Primary School Vo Thi Sau in Ben Cat Town of Binh Duong Province until there is a conclusion of a poisoning on April 9.

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