Water utility denies presence of arsenic

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Water utility denies presence of arsenic

A representative of Ha Noi Water Company has denied claims that water supplied by several water companies in the city has been contaminated with arsenic, a toxic chemical linked to skin cancer.

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Dry spell causes water shortage

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VietNam News English 4 day(s) ago

More than 1,600 households in Tinh Ky Commune, Quang Ngai City, were facing clean water shortages earlier than usual, according to the commune's People's Committee.

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Dioxin cleanup begins in Da Nang

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VietNam News English 4 day(s) ago 1 duplicate news 1 related news

The first stage of efforts to treat dioxin contaminated soil with In-Pile Thermal Desorption (IPTD or thermal remediation) at Da Nang Airport began on Saturday.

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US Senate leader visits Da Nang city

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VietnamPlus English 4 day(s) ago

US Senate leader visits Da Nang city

President Pro Tempore of the US Senate Patrick Leahy attended a ceremony to kick off the dioxin-contaminated treatment system at Da Nang airport while touring Da Nang city on April 19 as part of his Vietnam visit from April 16-20.

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Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – Apr 20

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 day(s) ago

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – Apr 20

Tuoitrenews briefs some of the leading stories published today in Vietnamese media:

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Vietnam, US cooperate in dioxin remediation

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VOV News English 5 day(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Vietnam, US cooperate in dioxin remediation

(VOV) -Vietnamese Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh and US Senate President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy launched a thermal treatment system of a dioxin remediation project at Danang airport in central Vietnam on April 19.

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Thermal dioxin desorption system started in Da Nang

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Thermal dioxin desorption system started in Da Nang

A thermal desorption system was put into operation at Da Nang airport on April 19, as part of a US-funded project to clean up dioxin-contaminated soil and sediment in the central city.

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Ba Ria-Vung Tau province gets rid of old bomb

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(s) ago

An old 250kg fragmentation bomb was safely moved away from a residential area in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on April 18 to the Tam Phuoc shooting range for defusing.

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US$270 million needed to detoxify Bien Hoa airport

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VietnamNet English 1 week(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 2 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 2 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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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 3 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 3 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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