Date: 9 months ago   Category: Society

Vietnam has demanded compensation for the herbicides sprayed by Americans


Vietnam has demanded from the Monsanto agrochemical company to pay compensation for consequences of dispersion of harmful substances by the American troops during war in the middle of the last century. Independent with reference to the statement of the representative of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Nguyen Fuonga Tr reports about it. "Vietnam has suffered from awful consequences of war, especially from long-term and destructive consequences of toxic chemicals, including "agent Oranzh" (mix of herbicide and a defoliant which cause subsidence of leaves and destruction of vegetation. — comment of Lenta.ru)" — Nguyen Fuong Tra has said. The representative of the MFA has referred to the decision of the Supreme Court of California which at the beginning of August has obliged to pay Monsanto 289 million dollars to the school gardener who has got sick with a lymphoma after work with the substance produced by the company. This judgment has created a precedent and has refuted the statements sounding earlier that herbicides of Monsanto and other companies which were used by the American army during war were harmless, Nguyen of Fuong Tr has said. On teme00:01 — on August 26 the Uncle of Hozhenshchina, a cigarette and war of the most great Vietnamese of a planetykompaniye of Monsanto has in return noted materials that was only one of nine contractors of the American government during the war in Vietnam, and specifications and rules of use of "agent Oranzh" have been developed by U.S. authorities. In 1961-1971 Americans have sprayed 45 million liters of the substance "agent Oranzh" in Vietnam to deprive of the opponents of the shelter and food. Dioxine which contains in "agent Oranzh" leads to distribution of congenital defects and oncological diseases. Monsanto has been founded in 1901 in Missouri, in June of this year it was bought by the German chemical concern Bayer. Fighting in Vietnam has begun in the fifties the last century. Vietnam has been divided into two parts. In the north the Democratic republic Vietnam which was supported by the USSR and China was formed. In the Southern Vietnam supported by Americans underground fight for reunion against the North has begun. The National Front of liberation of the Southern Vietnam and Liberation army of the Southern Vietnam have been in the early sixties created. In 1965 the USA has dispatched troops against northern Vietnam. War has ended in 1970 with a victory of the North and reunification of all Vietnam under the power of the Communist Party. The number of the victims of war is estimated from 1,2 to 4,2 million people, among the American contingent more than 50 thousand people have died. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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