Agent Orange: US to clean up toxic Vietnam War air baseBreaking News
tags: military history, Vietnam War, international relations, Agent Orange
The US has launched a multi-million dollar clean-up operation at an air base in Vietnam it used to store the notorious chemical Agent Orange.
The ten-year programme, unveiled more than four decades after the end of the Vietnam War, will cost $183m (£141m).
The site at Bien Hoa airport, outside Ho Chi Minh City, is considered the most contaminated in the country.
Agent Orange was a defoliant sprayed by US forces to destroy jungles and uncover the enemy's hiding places.
It contained dioxin, which is one of the most toxic chemicals known to man and has been linked to increased rates of cancers and birth defects.
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