[sixties-l] US Vietnam war veterans mine project

From: radman (resist@best.com)
Date: 12/05/00

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    Monday, 4 December, 2000
    US Vietnam war veterans mine project
    A group of American Vietnam war veterans has launched a scheme to 
    neutralise the millions of land mines and bombs which remain unexploded in 
    Project Renew, backed by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, is a two-year 
    scheme aimed at removing the threat still posed by the tonnes of munitions 
    left behind from the conflict that ended twenty-five years ago.
    President Clinton pledged to provide aid for mine removal during his visit 
    to Vietnam in November.
    Project co-ordinators hope the scheme, which has received some 
    two-hundred-and-fifty-thousand dollars from American private enterprise, 
    will be extended to include Cambodia, Laos and other countries affected by 
    land mines. More than thirty-five-thousand people, many of them children, 
    have been killed since 1975 in explosions caused by mines or munitions that 
    still litter the Vietnamese countryside.
     From the newsroom of the BBC World Service

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