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Discarded testing materials litter a dioxin-contaminated field at the international airport in Da Nang, Vietnam. The airport served as a major U.S. base during the Vietnam War, and was a primary storage site for Agent Orange and other herbicides. The United States is paying to clean up contaminated soil at the airport, a $43 million project that started last August and is expected to take until the end of 2016 to complete. But there are at least 26 other known or potential dioxin "hotspots" in Vietnam, all of them around former U.S. bases. It is unclear at this point when these sites will be cleaned up and who will pay for it. May 30, 2012.