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Shimizu Corporation contributes to clean environment in Vietnam

ANI  |  Hanoi [Vietnam] 

Japan's has announced to start a verification testing project of a field trial, jointly with Vietnamese Government, for full-scale washing for remediation of dioxin-contaminated There is still a considerable amount of contaminated by the dioxin-containing sprayed by the US Army during the

There are 28 highly contaminated in Vietnam, including Da Nang, Bien Hoa, Phu Cat Air Bases that used to be the US Army bases.

washing is low-cost that has a low environmental impact. Shimizu's soil washing is expected to remove more than 90 per cent of dioxin contaminants from and to restore close to 70 per cent of the contaminated soil to a reusable condition.

During verification testing, contaminated soil collected from around the air base will be run through its soil washing plant, with the goal of removing 95 per cent of dioxin contaminants.

The and the have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning the verification testing project.

revealed that the company has been engaged in soil cleaning project since 2002. He said, "The contamination by defoliant in is a big social issue in history, and Shimizu Corporation has been concerned with this problem. Lately, we achieved being part of the solution for problem of Toyosu Market. Including our previous achievement, we have always been thinking to be part of the support for defoliant issues in We are much honoured to have a chance like today to announce the verification testing project for Vietnam."

"As a matter of fact, there are still lots of people in Vietnam suffering from the influence of defoliant. We know about it through "Viet Nguyen and Duc Nguyen". We have deeply known how it had hurt people and the environment in Vietnam. We thought this historical issue is not going to be solved unless trying hard to put a period to it for a brighter future. Our best wish is contributing to creating a better society through this project and taking over greater environment for next generations," he added.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 17:10 IST
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