VietNamNet Bridge – The first stage of efforts to treat dioxin
contaminated soil with In-Pile Thermal Desorption (IPTD or thermal
remediation) at the Da Nang Airport Project will kick off next month.
Head of the Military Science Office of Air Force-Air Defence Command,
Colonel Do Duy Kien made the announcement yesterday (March 25) at a
community outreach session on environmental remediation efforts at the
"Contractors have filled up 45,000 cubic metres of
dioxin-contaminated soil in the containment and all equipment is ready
for the treatment of contaminated soil and sediment with thermal
remediation," Kien said.
The session, which was attended by more
than 80 community representatives and the city's authorities, aims to
share information with community representatives about progress on the
Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at the Airport.
Air Force-Air Defence also completed clearing unexploded ordnances
(UXOs) on an area of 31.8ha as well as setting up a power sub-station
with 12,800KVA," Kien added.
"As proposed by USAID, the command
will clear 5.7ha of the entire area of Sen Lake again in April and May.
The second phase of excavation of dioxin contaminated soil at the
airport will continue from 2014 and 2015," Kien said.
contaminated soil and sediment will be heated by 1,254 heating wells to a
temperature of 335 degrees Celsius over four months, with approximately
95 per cent of the dioxin estimated to be destroyed within the
Vice chairman of the city's People's Committee Nguyen
Ngoc Tuan said the project would be the first of six other dioxin "hot
pots" in Viet Nam.
USAID Viet Nam Mission Director, Joakim Parker
said: "The project remains on schedule and on target to complete the
clean up in 2016. This owes a great deal to the excellent co-operation
among USAID and our Vietnamese government partners, especially Viet
Nam's Ministry of National Defence, its Air Defence-Air Force command
and Da Nang People's Committee," he said.
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