Hatfield releases the results of Agent Orange dioxin contamination in Viet Nam
Apr 27, 2007
On Monday April 30, 2007 Hatfield Consultants (Hatfield) released the results of their most recent study of Agent Orange in Viet Nam entitled “Assessment of Dioxin Contamination in the Environment and Human Population in the Vicinity of Da Nang Airbase, Viet Nam”. This study was designed to investigate the nature of residual dioxin contamination on the Da Nang Airbase and surrounding areas, and to develop mitigation measures to prevent future dioxin exposure to human populations. The report is generating significant international and local media attention.
Interviews with Thomas Boivin, the President of Hatfield, were aired on CBC Radio 1 The Current at 8:30 AM Monday April 30, and on the CBC Television National News and CBC Newsworld. The April 30th version of the Vancouver Sun featured complete coverage of the report.
Since 1992, Hatfield has been at the forefront of research, studies, and mitigation work related to Agent Orange Dioxin in the environment and human population of Viet Nam. Working closely with the 10-80 Division (10-80) of the Vietnamese Ministry of Health and the Office 33 of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Hatfield has provided independent scientific advice on the Agent Orange dioxin issue. This groundbreaking scientific research has been instrumental in helping raise international awareness regarding the impacts of Agent Orange dioxin on the human and natural environment of Viet Nam.
Hatfield was established in 1974, and since that time has undertaken over 1,300 projects in North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Headquartered in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Hatfield maintains a network of offices and partnerships around the world. Company personnel have experience in a wide range of environmental and international development services, including environmental governance, training and capacity building, environmental communication, environmental impact assessments (EIA), GIS and remote sensing, environmental monitoring, and environmental management.
Hatfield was recently short listed for the 2007 Canadian Awards for International Cooperation for ‘Long Term Commitment to International Development Issues’.
Links to media coverage:
- Environmental News Network : “Generations Later, Toxic Legacy of Agent Orange Lives on in Vietnam”
- North Shore News: “W. Van Researchers Track Agent Orange in Vietnam”
- CBC News – The National: (MPEG movie) Story on Hatfield’s work in Viet Nam
- CBC News: “Researchers ‘shocked’ at Agent Orange contamination in Vietnam”
- The Vancouver Sun: “Canadian researchers in Vietnam have found high dioxin levels from Agent Orange”
- CBC Radio 1 – The Current Interview with Thomas Boivin (listen to real audio segment)
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