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USA spends 183 million dollars to the remains of Vietnam war to disinfect
The United States Saturday in Vietnam began with a large-scale operation of the soil decontamination polluted with the extremely toxic defoliant Agent Orange, a product that during the Vietnam war by the Americans was used. Washington pulls this 183-million-dollar (162 million euro).

Agent Orange is a defoliant that dioxin, a very toxic chemical. From 1961 to 1971, tens of millions of gallons of the stuff poured over Vietnam during the Vietnam war to the forest and the landgewassen to destroy that were used by the Vietminh.

The US have long been their responsibility denied with the argument that there is no recognized data about the chemical effects of the product were available. Only in 2010, the accredited Washington the harmful effects of Agent Orange.

The new operation is focused on the bottom of the air base of Bien Hoa, near Ho Chi Minh city, formerly Saigon. There is more than 500,000 m3 of soil is contaminated. According to the American development agency USAID is the most important place in Vietnam where there are still traces of Agent Orange are present.

The ontsmettingsoperatie that Saturday is started, it can be up to six years. In the past, the U.S. already has several similar operations carried out in the Asian country.

According to ngos, are 2 to 4 million people, directly or indirectly, been in contact with this herbicide, cancers, blindness, skin conditions or congenital malformations can cause.


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