Hatfield’s world-renowned investigations into Agent Orange use in Southeast Asia featured in recent article by New York Times
Apr 06, 2021
Recently, the New York Times featured a compelling article on the victims of Agent Orange, an herbicide that was sprayed in vast quantities by the United States military as part of its Operation Ranch Hand defoliation campaign to expose North Vietnamese supply routes and forward operating bases. The Times provides insights into the largely overlooked use of this dioxin-contaminated herbicide in the adjacent country of Laos, and the devastating human health effects that have resulted from the deployment of one of the world’s most toxic, persistent, and insidious chemicals.
Hatfield’s world-renowned investigations into Agent Orange use and our subsequent development of the Hot Spot Theory resulted in large-scale, multi-million dollar remediations of highly contaminated air bases in southern Viet Nam, and we are proud to report that our ground-breaking work continues today in Laos and Cambodia. More than 50 years later, the New York Times tells the story of Agent Orange and the legacy that is still affecting thousands today.
Read the full New York Times article The Victims of Agent Orange the U.S. Has Never Acknowledged, or learn more about Hatfield’s Agent Orange work here.