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Swiss Party of Labour voices solidarity with Vietnamese AO victims

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.

Struggle for AO/dioxin victims in Vietnam endures

Significant attention has been paid to a hearing on January 25 for a trial brought by Vietnamese-French woman Tran To Nga against the US companies that provided the chemical toxins used by the US Army in the war in Vietnam.

Vietnam, the US celebrate progress on partnership addressing war legacies

Over the past year, 1,134 cubic metres of dioxin-contaminated sediment were removed from a lake in a Bien Hoa City public park, 

Fundraising app for AO/dioxin victims debuts

A fundraising app for victims of Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin was launched by the Vietnam Association of Victims of AO/dioxin (VAVA) during a ceremony on October 6.

Joint efforts made for the sake of Vietnamese AO victims

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.

Japanese researcher helps Vietnam tackle AO/dioxin-related health issues

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.


Dioxin exposure continues to affect development of VN children

 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.

Another working session held in AO lawsuit in France

 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.

Is Dong Nai River filled with dioxin-contaminated soil?

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.

All incinerators in Vietnam produce dioxin: scientists

Scientists believe that every incinerator in Vietnam could be a source of dioxin generation as all of them operate with outdated technologies.

High concentration of dioxin found at waste treatment plants

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.

Residents' fears alleviated after hazardous dioxin cleaned up

 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.

VN tea companies hurt by false information spread in Taiwan

 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.

Da Nang on track for dioxin clean-up by 2016

 VietNamNet Bridge – Da Nang International Airport’s efforts to clean up 80,000m3 of dioxin-contaminated soil and sediments by 2016, with support from the United States Agency for International Development, are running

Dioxin cleanup begins in Da Nang

 VietNamNet Bridge – The first stage of efforts to treat dioxin contaminated soil with In-Pile Thermal Desorption (IPTD or thermal remediation) at Da Nang Airport began on Saturday.

US$270 million needed to detoxify Bien Hoa airport

 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.

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Dong Nai’s people feel insecure about dioxin hot spot

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.

Vietnam continues to claim benefits for Agent Orange victims

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.

Vietnam is just a victim of chemical weapons

 VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has always rejected chemical weapons – the weapons of mass destruction that are condemned by mankind.