USAID/Vietnam Fact Sheet: Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Danang Airport

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Areas at Danang International Airport have been referred to as a dioxin “hotspot” due to the high dioxin concentrations in soil and sediment remaining at the airport from the U.S.-Vietnam War. Approved by the Vietnam Prime Minister in 2011, USAID and the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense (MND) are jointly implementing the Danang Airport Remediation Project, which aims to clean up the dioxin contamination and consequently eliminate the risk of exposure to dioxin while developing Vietnamese capacity for implementing similar remediation activities at other sites in Vietnam.

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Friday, August 16, 2013 - 4:30am

Last updated: August 16, 2013