Hatfield Participates in Remediation at Da Nang, Viet Nam
Apr 02, 2019
In December 2018, Hatfield and CDM Smith completed project activities related to the “Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Danang Airport” in Viet Nam. Launched in August 2012 by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Viet Nam, this project excavated and treated approximately 95,000 cubic metres of dioxin-contaminated material using an innovative thermal desorption process.
Hatfield supported the engineering team to help ensure all phases of the project adhered to the high environmental and social standards mandated by both the US and Vietnamese governments. Environmental monitoring ensured that excavated areas were free from dangerous levels of contamination, and treated materials were remediated to below the prescribed dioxin action levels for the site. The Hatfield team worked collaboratively with Vietnamese workers to build capacity in environmental monitoring, management of contaminated areas, conducting human health risk assessments, and communicating technical aspects of the project to a wide range of audiences. Workshops, e-learning, field training, and guidance documents were developed and implemented for relevant Vietnamese authorities, with participants providing positive feedback and reporting an increased capacity in target areas.
Hatfield would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this long and technically challenging project, in particular our US and Vietnamese colleagues.
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