05/09/2018 10:03 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Dioxin treatment technology to be piloted at Bien Hoa airport

The High Command of Chemistry’s Centre for Environment Treatment Technology and Japan’s Shimizu Corporation held a ceremony in Hanoi on September 4 to announce a memorandum of understanding on the cooperation and plan to pilot dioxin treatment technology at Bien Hoa airport, based in the southern province of Dong Nai.

The activity aims to overcome the consequences of the toxin left over from the war and study technologies to master dioxin treatment.

A representative 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 project will begin in November 2018, while the field soil washing will be carried out from mid-January to April 2019.

The area surrounding Bien Hoa aiport contains high levels of the chemical and is considered one of the country’s dioxin hotspots. According to assessments from Vietnam and the US, some 500,000 cu.m of dioxin-contaminated land in the airport need to be treated, requiring a large amount of capital and technology.
VNA/VNP