Update news dioxin
The Swiss Party of Labour has expressed its solidarity with Vietnamese-French woman Tran To Nga and all Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims of Vietnam after a French court rejected Nga’s lawsuit seeking justice for the victims.
Over the past year, 1,134 cubic metres of dioxin-contaminated sediment were removed from a lake in a Bien Hoa City public park,
Merle Ratner, Coordinator of the US-based Vietnam Agent Orange (AO) Relief and Responsibility Campaign, highlighted certain achievements in the fight for the sake of Vietnamese AO victims during an interview with the VNA.
A Japanese researcher has just announced a project on training Vietnamese health workers in addressing problems related to Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin chemical that was sprayed on the country during the war.
VietNamNet Bridge – A study by Vietnamese and Japanese experts has found that dioxin continues to affect the neurodevelopment of pre-school children in contaminated areas of Viet Nam, due to perinatal dioxin exposure.
VietNamNet Bridge – Lawyers representing Vietnamese-French Agent Orange victim Tran To Nga in a lawsuit against 26 US chemical companies said the defendant continued to make irrational requests in order to prolong the case.
The Dong Nai provincial authorities on May 7 convened an urgent meeting to clarify information provided by a local newspaper that the Dong Nai River is being filled with dioxin-contaminated soil and rocks taken from an area near Bien Hoa Airport.
Scientists believe that every incinerator in Vietnam could be a source of dioxin generation as all of them operate with outdated technologies.
VietNamNet Bridge - Scientists have for the first time rung the alarm over the high dioxin concentration in emissions and waste water in waste treatment plant areas.
VietNamNet Bridge – For the 170,000 Vietnamese living near Bien Hoa and Phu Cat airbases, they may finally start living without fear of dioxin exposure as a result of a five-year clean up of dioxin contaminated hotspots in Viet Nam.
VietNamNet Bridge - In Taiwan, the false rumor that tea from Lam Dong province is infected with dioxin is being spread. A Lam Dong's senior official has asserted that the province can provide evidence disproving the wrong information.
VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Defense estimates that approximately $270 million is needed to process 240,000 cubic meters of contaminated soil and sediment in Bien Hoa airport in the southern province of Dong Nai.
The latest research work has found that the dioxin contamination at the Bien Hoa Airport in Dong Nai province is more serious than that in previous announcements and that it is necessary to draw the dioxin panorama in the area again.
On the morning of July 27, Mr. Tran Ngoc Tho, Chairman of the Association of HCM City Agent Orange Victims, said that Vietnam would continue submitting its petition to the U.S. Courts to reclaim the rights of Agent Orange victims.