Cleaning up a Dioxin Hotspot

More than 4 decades after the Vietnam war ended, USAID has launched a new campaign to clean up the remains of Agent Orange stored at the Bien Hoa air base. The area remains ridden with the contaminant dioxin, which is found in Agent Orange. Many people exposed have been left with debilitating disabilities.
Will they get it right? Lessons from a similar but much smaller clean-up in Danang may hold the key.

Experts are watching closely to ensure health assistance is distributed fairly after a Congressional report found sluggish spending of allocated health funds for Agent Orange hot spots.

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