Gallery: US Announces Agent Orange Clean-Up in Vietnam After 40 Years


Nearly 40 years after the Vietnam War, the U.S. launched a project to clean up toxic residues of Agent Orange — one of the many herbicides used by the U.S. military during the war was proven to contain dioxin, a chemical linked to cancer, birth defects and other disabilities. The $43 million joint project with Vietnam will take four years and cover a large contaminated area, including a former U.S. air base in Da Nang, where Agent Orange was mixed, stored and loaded onto planes.

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