VFP Vietnam Tour 6: Danang Airport

Agent Orange Remediation Project: Danang Airport, Viet Nam

751Veterans For Peace Chapter 160 Member Chuck Palazzo arranged a tour of the Danang Airport Agent Orange Remediation site. It is a rare opportunity and the visit has to be cleared at the highest levels. Very few visitors are allowed entry to the site. Before hand, we received a briefing on the remediation process and safety guidelines, and then, wearing hardhats and safety jackets, we toured the site.

Basically, it goes like this. The on-site dioxin contaminated dirt is placed in a huge dumpster, cooked at extremely high temperatures with all kinds of gadgets, meters, bells and whistles to prevent it from blowing up. Hopefully, it will work. However, for a more detailed explanation, http://www.usaid.gov/vietnam/environmental-remediation759.

A question and answered period followed, and the staff was surprised at the level of technical knowledge of some members of our Group.

More about Agent Orange in Vietnam… Read Drew Brown’s  Agent Orange articles for McClatchy DC.  

Bill Creighton, April 7, 2014


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