The Hanoitimes - Japan’s Shimizu Corporation and Vietnam`s Defense Ministry will cooperate in dioxin cleanup project to deal with the defoliant Agent Orange, used by the US military during the Vietnam War.
The High Command of Chemistry’s Centre for Environment Treatment Technology and Japan’s Shimizu Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Hanoi on September 4 on the cooperation and plan to pilot dioxin treatment technology at Bien Hoa airport, Dong Nai province.
This is one of concrete activities to enhance cooperation and take advantage of international resources in the task of overcome the consequences of the toxin left over from the Vietnam War and study technologies to master dioxin treatment.
Vietnam, Japan to cooperate in piloting dioxin cleanup technology
This cooperation plays an important role in evaluating and selecting advanced and effective technologies to ensure safety in dioxin treatment, step by step study and master the technology of dioxin treatment.
At the meeting, representatives from Shimizu Corporation introduced soil washing technology for dioxin treatment, a combination between soil washing and burning technology which could reduce waste and bring about higher economic efficiency.
The pilot project will start in November 2018 at places where there is still a large amount of contaminated soil. The field soil washing will be conducted from mid-January to the end of April 2019.