A Woman's Fight Against the Pain of Agent Orange
Vietnam Net. February 1, 2014
Professor, Doctor Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong is a leading clinician/researcher on the effects of Agent Orange on the health of the Vietnamese people.
More Drums Dug up Near Kadena Schools Amid Pollution Scare
Stars and Stripes. January 27, 2014
OKINAWA CITY, Okinawa — The Japan Ministry of Defense on Tuesday began unearthing at least 11 more containers from a soccer field adjacent to Kadena Air Base schools where 22 buried dioxin- and herbicide-tainted drums were discovered last summer.
Were Vets who Served in Guam Exposed to Agent Orange and Denied Benefits?
Daily Beast. September 25, 2013
The life-changing damage done by the Agent Orange herbicide continues to haunt American soldiers who served during the Vietnam War. It took years for the government to yield to pressure and acknowledge the devastating effects of the chemical. Many Vietnam veterans have been compensated for the debilitating illnesses but others who served outside Vietnam continue to be denied benefits by the VA. Diane Dimond spoke with a group of these forgotten veterans, and heard from some that they fear they will die before receiving treatment and justice from the country they served.
US Starts Landmark Agent Orange Clean-up in Vietnam
By Mike Ives. AP August 8, 2012
Although Washington remains a vocal critic of Vietnam�s human rights record, it also views the country as a key ally in its push to re-engage militarily in the Asia-Pacific region. The U.S. says maintaining peace and freedom of navigation in the sea is in its national interest.
The Agent Orange issue has continued to blight the U.S.-Vietnam relationship because dioxin can linger in soils and at the bottom of lakes and rivers for generations, entering the food supply through the fat of fish and other animals.
Vietnam's Ministry of Defense and the U.S. now plan to excavate 73,000 cubic meters (2.5 million cubic feet) of soil from the airport and heat it to a high temperature in storage tanks until the dioxin is removed. The project is expected to be completed in four years. More...