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Chemical Warfare. Napalm. Agent Orange. Napalm. Uses. Used to thicken gasoline Creates a gel Use in bomb Use in flame throwers. Additional Information. Burns much slower than gasoline Close to 400,000 tons were used in Vietnam

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chemical warfare
Chemical Warfare

Napalm

AgentOrange

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Uses
  • Used to thicken gasoline
  • Creates a gel
  • Use in bomb
  • Use in flame throwers
additional information
AdditionalInformation
  • Burns much slower than gasoline
  • Close to 400,000 tons were used in Vietnam
  • Napalm is a mixture of aluminum salt an other chemical acids
  • Napalm may also be mixed

with other petroleum products

other than gasoline

production
Production
  • Dow Chemical Company was a big producer
  • Produced from 1965-1969
  • America Electric won the next contract
  • Last batch of Napalm was finally recycled in 2001
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Agent Orange
  • Chemical Defoliant
  • Used between 1962-1971 in Vietnam
  • Used to destroy crops used to feed Viet Cong
  • Used to destroy cover used in battle
  • About 13-20 million gallons were of chemical defoliants used in Vietnam
    • 11 million gallons of Agent Orange
application
Application
  • Airplanes were the best way to apply Agent Orange.
  • One plane could kill up to 350 acres of forest or jungle in just under four minutes
types of defoliants
TypesofDefoliants
  • Many different types of defoliants were used on Vietnam:
    • Agent Orange
    • Agent Green
    • Agent Blue
    • Agent Pink
    • Agent White
    • Agent Purple
      • They were all named for the colored banded painted around the drum.
health problems
HealthProblems
  • Agent Orange is linked to many health defects including:
    • Birth Defects
    • Skin Diseases
    • Miscarriages
    • Cancer
    • Learning disorders
      • The United States paid $180,000,000 to over 250,000 complaints in Vietnam and then special benefits to Veterans.
compensation
Compensation
  • American Troops will receive up to $250,000 the exact amount varies per case
  • Vietnamese Citizens affected by Agent Orange will receive just under $5 a month
environment problems
EnvironmentProblems
  • Once called an “ecocide”
  • Killed farmers crops and source of income
  • Destroyed jungles
  • Killed off animals
  • Destroyed cover for Animals