Prepared by the War Legacies Project

21 million gallons of defoliants and herbicides were sprayed by plane, helicopter and hand over southern Viet Nam for more than 10 years during the Vietnam War. Laos and Cambodia were also sprayed to lesser extents. Two-thirds of the defoliants and herbicides were contaminated with TCDD or dioxin. In addition, DOD used dioxin contaminated herbicides along the DMZ in Korea and performed tests of these herbicides at numerous locations throughout the US, Thailand, Puerto Rico, and New Brunswick, Canada. Communities such as Midland, MI, Nitro, WV, Newark Bay, and Gulfport, MS are still dealing with the ongoing impacts of the manufacture or storage of the toxic herbicides… Download, Print, & Read PDF