A seminar on the technical design of the In-Pile Thermal Desorption
technology, agreed to be used to decontaminate the Agent Orange
(AO)/dioxin still present at Da Nang airport, was held in the central
city of Da Nang on Aug. 2.
The event was part of the project to deal with the dioxin-contaminated
environment at the airport, sponsored by the United States Agency for
International Development (USAID) and managed by the Vietnamese Ministry
of National Defence.
The project includes two
missions, with mine clearance having already been completed in late
2011. The second is to gather the dioxin-contaminated soil for treatment
starting on Aug. 9, witnessed by representatives of both the US and
A board of assessors will be set up to appraise the technology and progress made in October 2012.-VNA