US$270 million needed to detoxify Bien Hoa airport

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VietnamNet English 3 day(s) ago

US$270 million needed to detoxify Bien Hoa airport

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Defense estimates that approximately $270 million is needed to process 240,000 cubic meters of contaminated soil and sediment in Bien Hoa airport in the southern province of Dong Nai.

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Acute water shortage for hundreds of households

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Acute water shortage for hundreds of households

Hundreds of households in the Hoi Trung resettlement area in Ha Tinh Province have been facing serious shortages of clean water as the water in the area is heavily contaminated.

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Peace Trees active in UXO clearance in Vietnam

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

The US organisation Peace Trees Vietnam (PTVN), which consists mostly of American war veterans, has helped Vietnam deactivate around 64,000 pieces of explosives and clear over 138 ha of land contaminated with the unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the country’s central region since 1995.

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Peace Trees active in disarming UXO in Vietnam

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

The US organisation Peace Trees Vietnam (PTVN), which consists mostly of American war veterans, has helped Vietnam deactivate around 64,000 pieces of explosives and clear over 138 ha of land contaminated with the unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the country’s central region since 1995.

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Pesticide firm buries nearly 1,000 tons of toxic chemicals

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Pesticide firm buries nearly 1,000 tons of toxic chemicals

VietNamNet Bridge – Authorities have found hundreds of casks containing pesticide and contaminated soil on the grounds the Nicotex Thai Thanh Pesticide JSC in the central province of Thanh Hoa.

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Thua Thien-Hue tries to revive UXO contaminated land

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

The central province of Thue Thien-Hue has been working hard to disarm tens of thousands of bombs and mines left underground by the war so as to give safe land back to its locals.

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Sick workers sent home in Lao Cai

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago 1 related news

All 22 workers who had suffered food poisoning in the northern province of Lao Cai's Bat Xat District on Monday were discharged from the hospital this morning.

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Dioxin contamination at Vietnam airport worse than thought

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Dioxin contamination at Vietnam airport worse than thought

Agent Orange/Dioxin contamination at Bien Hoa airport in the southern province of Dong Nai, formerly a major military airbase of the U.S. Army, is even worse than the alarming rate confirmed before.

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Da Nang airport dioxin contaminated soil project set for April

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Da Nang airport dioxin contaminated soil project set for April

VietNamNet Bridge – The first stage of efforts to treat dioxin contaminated soil with In-Pile Thermal Desorption (IPTD or thermal remediation) at the Da Nang Airport Project will kick off next month.

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Da Nang airport soil project set for April

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago

The first stage of efforts to treat dioxin contaminated soil with In-Pile Thermal Desorption (IPTD or thermal remediation) at the Da Nang Airport Project will kick off next month.

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Dioxin removal project to start in Da Nang

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VietnamPlus English 3 week(s) ago

Dioxin removal project to start in Da Nang

The first phase of a project to treat dioxin contamination in Da Nang Airport will commence in April, the project management authorities have revealed.

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Dong Nai’s people feel insecure about dioxin hot spot

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

Dong Nai’s people feel insecure about dioxin hot spot

VietNamNet Bridge – The latest research work has found that the dioxin contamination at the Bien Hoa Airport in Dong Nai province is more serious than that in previous announcements and that it is necessary to draw the dioxin panorama in the area again.

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Fukushima operator halts water decontamination system

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Wednesday it has temporarily shut down a decontamination system that scrubs radiation-tainted water used to cool damaged reactors.

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Vietnam calls for int’l help in clearing wartime UXOs

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Vietnam calls for int’l help in clearing wartime UXOs

An officer detects UXO in Vietnam

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VN calls on donors to help with clean up of explosives

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago 1 related news

VN calls on donors to help with clean up of explosives

More than of 100,000 hectares of land were cleared of bombs and mines during 2012 and 2013, but it would take Viet Nam many years and billions of dollars to finish the job completely, officials said yesterday.

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