An estimated 515,000 cubic meters of soil over 52.24 hectares at the airport in Dong Nai Province, an hour’s drive from downtown Ho Chi Minh City, is contaminated with the deadly chemical. The cleanup is expected to take at least 10 years and cost $390 million. The new project aims to clean up 150,000 cubic meters of soil by 2025, using $183 million donated by the U.S. government and VND110 billion ($4.7 million) in counterpart funds from Vietnam. It begins months after Vietnam and the U.S. announced the successful cleanup of Da Nang Airport, where 140,000 cubic meters of soil over a 32.8 hectare area was isolated and treated with thermal desorption technology. Nguyen Chi Vinh, Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of National Defense, said the larger Bien Hoa project “will encounter many technological, environmental and funding challenges, so persistent and scientific cooperation will be needed.” Senior U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, who led the delegation of senators from both major U.S. parties, said the new project was “more ambitious” than Da Nang, given its size and scale. Bien Hoa, now serving only military training purposes, was the largest U.S. military base in Vietnam during the war and at one time, was judged… Read full this story
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