HANOI, Vietnam | Vietnam, US complete cleanup of toxic chemical from airport

HANOI, Vietnam | Vietnam, US complete cleanup of toxic chemical from airport

HANOI, Vietnam  — Vietnam and the United States said Wednesday they have finished the cleanup of dioxin contamination at Danang airport caused by the transport and storage of the herbicide Agent Orange during the Vietnam War.

The 30 hectares (74 acres) of land cleansed of the toxic chemical were handed over to Vietnam at a ceremony.

Vice Defense Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh praised the U.S. government’s involvement in the cleanup.

“It is proof that we are opening a future of good cooperation between the governments of Vietnam and the United States,” Vinh said.

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