U.S. Begins Agent Orange Cleanup

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC (bigberto on flickr/flickr)

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. sprayed millions of gallons of the toxic defoliant known as Agent Orange over jungle areas to destroy enemy cover. In the almost 40 years since the war ended, Vietnam says several million people have been affected, with up to 150,000 children born with severe birth defects because Agent Orange seeped into the water and soils.

Today, the U.S. has begun clean-up project in an effort to build ties between the countries. Susan Hammond is the Director of the War Legacies Project.

Guests:

Susan Hammond

Produced by:

Elizabeth Ross

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

We sure know how to make dumb weapons. Did Agent Orange help us win anything?

Aug. 09 2012 10:50 AM

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