Vietnamese and US experts on May 8 discussed in a seminar the use of In-Pile Thermal Desorption (IPTD) technology to clean up the Agent Orange/Dioxin contamination at Da Nang Airport.

Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator for the US Agency for International Development (USAID), said the IPTD environmental pollution treatment system will be used to clean up the dioxin at Da Nang Airport , as part of the co-operative project between USAID and the Vietnam Ministry of National Defence.

IPTD, an advanced technology has been applied in the US , EU and Asia to clean up dangerous wastes and ensure safe environments for millions of people.

Deputy Commander of Air Force and Air Defence Major-General Le Huy Vinh expressed his hope that the contaminated land will be cleaned by using this new technology.

Under the project worth around 43 million USD, land of a 191,400sq.m area in the airport plans to be dug up and moved to IPTD to be treated.

Steinberg said the project to clean up dioxin at Da Nang Airport will be conducted very carefully to ensure the safety of both the project workers and the local people.

"We commit to clearing and dealing with AO/Dioxin at the Da Nang Airport .-VNA