A Revival of Dead Lands


 

In the Vietnam War, around 15 million tonnes of mines and bombs were used. An estimated 800,000 tonnes of unexploded ordnance (UXO) remain scattered across the country, with around 6.1 million hectares of land being contaminated by the UXO.


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Between 1961 and 1971 the U.S. military sprayed about 80 million litres of toxic chemicals containing 366 kilogrammes of a toxin called dioxin, over 3.06 million hectares of land in South Vietnam.

It has been over four decades since the war ended, but it has left behind severe consequences. Despite many difficulties, efforts have been made by the people of Vietnam to address the deadly legacy of bombs, mines and toxic chemicals.



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The opening ceremony of the special exhibition titled “A Revival of Dead Lands” was held by the War Remnants Museum, Museum of Chemical Corps, and Mines Advisory Group in Vietnam on April 24, 2018. The exhibition sought to present to the public the efforts being made to clear toxic chemicals and UXO from the land and help Vietnam develop and become a safe and peaceful nation. 


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Around 190 photos, documents and objects are on display until August 20, 2018. 


 
   
  Date 19/04/2018  

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