News tagged with agent orange

US government might deregulate corn, soybean seeds

(AP)—The U.S. government on Friday proposed eliminating restrictions on the use of corn and soybean seeds that are genetically engineered to resist a common weed killer, a move welcomed by many farmers but feared by scientists ...

dateJan 03, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Vietnam starts joint Agent Orange cleanup with US

(AP) -- Vietnam on Friday started the first phase of a joint plan with former enemy the United States to clean up environmental damage leftover from the chemical defoliant Agent Orange, a lasting legacy from the Vietnam ...

dateJun 17, 2011 in Environment
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New dioxin rules might force more cleanups

(AP) -- The government has spent many millions of dollars in recent decades cleaning up sites contaminated with dioxin and, in extreme cases, relocating residents of entire neighborhoods tainted by the toxin.

dateOct 31, 2010 in Environment
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Survey: Dioxin levels high in Vietnam near US base

(AP) -- New environmental tests confirm extremely high levels of dioxin, the toxic ingredient of Agent Orange, in people, fish and soil near a former U.S. air base where American troops stored the herbicide during the Vietnam ...

dateSep 11, 2009 in Environment
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