Thang Long - Hanoi

USAID helps detoxicate Da Nang
19/02/2013 | 16:14:00
EMAIL PRINT Bookmark and Share SHARE Font Size A A A
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) on February 19 announced that it has contracted with TerraTherm Inc. to carry out thermal remediation of dioxin at Da Nang airport in the central city of the same name.

TerraTherm's remediation technology plays a vital role in the US-funded project's efforts to clean up dioxin contamination from Agent Orange the airport where it was stored and handled during the war, according to USAID’s press release.

The agency is working in close coordination with the Vietnamese Government and other contractors to implement this ongoing project through 2016.

USAID selected TerraTherm's In-Pile Thermal Desorption (IPTD) technology for treatment of approximately 73,000 cubic meters of soil and sediment at Da Nang Airport .

The IPTD approach incorporates placing contaminated soil and sediment within an above-ground, covered and fully insulated treatment pile structure, and then heating each batch of soil over several months to destroy the dioxin.

Once implemented, the technology can safely and effectively treat the soil to the required Vietnamese cleanup levels, as has been demonstrated at similarly-sized projects in the US .

TerraTherm is working with Krüger/VWS-VN to implement the project.-VNA
COMMENTS
Your comments will be likely edited before publishing
Fullname
(*)  
Email
(*) 
Content
(*)
   
Vietnam’s GDP growth in Q2 reaches five-year record
Vietnam’s gross domestic product growth hit 6.44 percent in Q2.
Disbursement of FDI up 9.6 percent in first half
FDI disbursement in the first half of 2015 reached 6.3 billion USD, up 9.6 percent year on year.
NA’s ninth session closes after 30 days
The 13th National Assembly closed its month-long ninth session in Hanoi on June 26.
Six-month GDP growth rate estimated at 6.11 percent
GDP growth rate was estimated at 6.11 percent in the first half of 2015.
PM proposes solutions to boost CLMV cooperation
Measures were proposed to bolster cooperation between Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
VN-China cooperation committee meets
The 8th meeting of the Vietnam - China Steering Committee on Bilateral Cooperation took place.
Visa exemption granted to 5 European countries
Citizens from the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy will now be able enjoy visa exemptions.
Trade deficit recorded in first five months of 2015
Vietnam recorded a 3-billion-USD trade deficit, despite a rise in exports in the first 5 months.

EMAIL PRINT Bookmark and Share SHARE Font Size A A A
Other websites:
Partners: