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US To Clean Up Agent Orange In Vietnam 40 Years After War Ends
2012-08-10 09:17:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been forty years since the US military last dumped toxic Agent Orange over Vietnam´s forests, meant to destroy cover for guerillas and drive villagers into US-dominated cities. Now, decades later, the United States is pitching in for the first time to aid in cleaning up from the ten years of havoc it caused on Vietnam´s ecosystem. A strain of dioxin found in Agent Orange has been linked to birth defects,...

2006-03-29 07:38:11

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam War veterans and social activists from several countries demanded on Wednesday that Washington take responsibility for victims of the Agent Orange defoliant used by the U.S. military. The call for U.S. action came at the end of a two-day conference in Hanoi where deformed children were shown as dramatic evidence of the effects of 20 million gallons of herbicides, including Agent Orange, poured on the country. "We demand that the United...