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2006-01-26 05:55:12

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean appeals court on Thursday ordered two U.S. chemical firms to pay 63.1 billion won ($65.2 million) in damages to 20,000 of the country's Vietnam War veterans for exposure to defoliants such as Agent Orange. The Seoul High Court overturned two lower court decisions and found Dow Chemical Co. and Monsanto Co. negligent for manufacturing defoliants used by the U.S. military in the Vietnam War with an excess dioxin content, according to court...