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U.S. Ups Funds For Agent Orange Cleanup.

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posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:35 AM
-- CBS News --

This gotta be good news, Getting that stuff cleaned up after all that time.
Im thinking there are some 'good sence' in the Politicians after all..

(AP) The United States government has doubled its funding for dealing with the environmental and health consequences of its wartime use in Vietnam of the toxic herbicide Agent Orange, the embassy said Friday.

President Barack Obama recently signed a bill increasing the funding from $3 million to $6 million, embassy officials said. Most of the money is being used in Danang, where U.S. troops used to mix and store Agent Orange at an Air Force base before loading it onto planes.

During the Vietnam war, which ended in 1975, the U.S. sprayed more than 20 million gallons of Agent Orange and other herbicides across the country to strip Vietnamese guerrillas of ground cover and kill their crops.

Agent Orange contains dioxin, a highly toxic substance that remains in soil and sediment for years and poses a serious health threat to anyone who touches it.

Vietnam believes as many as 4 million people have suffered serious health problems from the herbicide, such as cancer, spina bifida and other birth defects. The U.S. says the actual number is probably far lower and that further scientific study is needed to understand the health impact. The U.S. and Vietnam only began working together in 2007 to address the consequences of Agent Orange after years of disagreement.

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:43 AM
Here is some additional info on Agent Orange..
Spooky Bio weapons this ...

Agent Orange is the code name for an herbicide and defoliant used by the U.S. military in its Herbicidal Warfare program during the Vietnam War, when an estimated 21,136,000 gal. (80 000 m³) of Agent Orange were sprayed across South Vietnam.[1] 4.8 million Vietnamese people were exposed to Agent Orange, resulting in 400,000 deaths and disabilities, and 500,000 children born with birth defects.[2]

From 1961 to 1971, Agent Orange was by far the most widely used of the so-called "Rainbow Herbicides" employed in the Herbicidal Warfare program. During the production of Agent Orange (as well as Agents Purple, Pink, and Green) dioxins were produced as a contaminant, which have caused health problems for those exposed during the Vietnam War. Agents Blue and White were part of the same program but did not contain dioxins.

Wiki : Agent Orange

Obviously there is alot to clean up here...

Frequently Asked Questions About
Agent Orange.

PURPLE: A formulation of 2,4,-D and 2,4,5,-T used between 1962 and 1964.

GREEN: Contained 2,4,5-T and was used 1962-1964.

PINK: Contained 2,4,5-T and was used 1962-1964.

ORANGE: A formulation of 2,4,-D and 2,4,5-T used between 1965 and 1970.

WHITE: A formulation of Picloram and 2,4,-D.

BLUE: Contained cacodylic acid.

ORANGE II: A formualtion of 2,4,-D and 2,4,5-T used in 1968 and 1969 (also sometimes referred to as "Super Orange")

DINOXOL: A formulation of 2,4,-D and 2,4,,5-T. Small quantities were tested in Vietnam between 1962 and 1964.

TRINOXOL: Contained 2,4,5-T. Small quantities tested in Vietnam 1962-1964.

Small quantities of all of the above were tested in Vietnam, 1962-1964.

[edit on 29-5-2009 by ChemBreather]

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:46 AM
Great news... yeah right.

Let's spend 6 million over seas, no way that 6 million could help our own people right here in the US.

I realy want off this planet sometimes...

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:48 AM
reply to post by elevatedone

NO stay.

Don't do the crime if you cant do the time..
Nothing wrong about fiXing the what they did down there....

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 11:52 AM
reply to post by ChemBreather

We need to fix our problems at home first.

With the current financial crisis that the U.S. is in, we need to be keeping every penny right here at home.

Let's fix our economy first and then go helping others

posted on May, 29 2009 @ 12:17 PM
reply to post by elevatedone

Well, it wasnt he Vietnamese that did this, but they have the problems with it.... But what ever.. The economy is bad for most people around the world..

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