Thursday, July 31, 2014

Vietnamese French woman files dioxin lawsuit against 35 US companies
A French woman of Vietnamese origin, Tran To Nga, has stood as the sole plaintiff in the Agent Orange/Dioxin lawsuit against 35 chemical companies based in the U.S. for producing the toxic substances sprayed in Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s.
Her 31-page complaint was sent to the Superior Court (tribunal de grande instance) based in Evry in the southern suburb of Paris, France. In May, the court sent notifications to the 35 defendants in the U.S. about the case.
The companies produced different kinds of toxic chemicals, including Agent Orange/Dioxin, which are herbicides and defoliants sprayed by the U.S. military to destroy crops and trees in Vietnam during wartime.

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