Project: Environment Remediation

Limestone Analytics is partnering with Integra Government Services International to evaluate the impact of USAID/Vietnam’s 10-year Environment Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Danang Airport project. USAID and the Vietnam Ministry of National Defense (MND) designed and implemented this project to respond to the Government of Vietnam’s request to the U.S. Government to complete the environmental remediation, or cleanup, of the Danang Airport due to high dioxin concentrations in soil and sediment remaining from the U.S.-Vietnam War. Danang Airport, along with other locations, was used by the US military for the import, storage, and loading of Agent Orange and other herbicides and defoliants (collectively referred to as Agent Orange) between 1961 and 1971. As a result, dioxin – a persistent chemical contaminant and environmental pollutant associated with Agent Orange – remained present in soil at high concentrations at the Danang Airport. Dioxin in the soil and sediment poses both human health and ecological risks. Humans are exposed to dioxin primarily through ingestion of contaminated food, such as fish and mollusks, present in ponds and lakes containing contaminated sediment. Limestone’s role in this evaluation is to estimate the economic benefits to Vietnam and the local community that can be linked to this project. We expect the report to be published in early 2019.

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