EPA 2012-08-14 15:55:46 Orphanage in Vietnam cares for supposed victims of Agent Orange
A nurse feeds children at the Ba Vi Orphanage and Elderly Home in Ba Vi, 60 kilometers northwest of Hanoi, Vietnam, 09 August 2012. The orphanage is home to over 156 children and 150 elderly people most with severe mental and physical handicaps. Many of the children suffer from supposed effects of Agent Orange. The United States started a historic Agent Orange clean-up for the first time in Vietnam on 09 August 2012, over 50 years after American planes sprayed the carcinogen dioxin during the Vietnam War. The US plans to excavate and clean up to 73,000 cubic meters of soil and sediment at Da Nang airport, a former air base in central Vietnam that was contaminated by the defoliant Agent Orange, the US embassy said. EPA/LUONG THAI LINH
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