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Exhibition on war atrocities opens in HCM City War Remnants Museum

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An exhibition called “Hồi Sinh Những Vùng Đất Chết” (Resurrection of Dead Lands) has opened at the HCM City War Remnants Museum.

An exhibition titled “Hồi Sinh Những Vùng Đất Chết” (Resurrection of Dead Lands) has opened at the HCM City War Remnants Museum. VNA/VNS Photo

 

It seeks to apprise the public about contamination of the environment by toxic chemicals and bombs left over from the war and authorities’ efforts to clean it up to make Việt Nam a safe, peaceful and developed country.

It has 190 artefacts, images and other materials on the devastation caused by landmines and chemicals used by the US army during the Việt Nam War, and the efforts to clear them in the central region, the Central Highlands and the southern delta.

Between 1961 and 1971 the US military sprayed an estimated 80 million litres of toxic chemicals (containing 366 kg of dioxin) over 3.06 million hectares.

It also used around 15 million tonnes of mines and explosives, four times the quantity used in World War II.

An estimated 800,000 tonnes of unexploded ordnance remain in the country, mostly in the central provinces.

The exhibition will go on until August 20.

 

Source: VNS

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