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Vietnam has 108 tons of hazardous pesticides
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11:52, August 14, 2007

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Vietnam currently has 108 tons of hazardous pesticides in stock, which needs proper treatment, local newspaper Pioneer reported Tuesday.

Besides, it has buried 4 tons of hazardous pesticides, which are polluting soil and water sources in some provinces.

The country's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is building a project on demolishing hazardous pesticides, especially persistent organic pollutants.

The Global Environment Facility, which helps developing countries fund environmental protection projects and programs, is expected to fund the future project to the tune of 350,000 U.S. dollars.

Source: Xinhua

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