No. 041-00  
      IMMEDIATE RELEASE                            August 4, 2000                           (301) 585-4000


HATFIELD GROUP TO ADDRESS VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA ON INVESTIGATION RESULTS FROM AGENT ORANGE SPRAYING IN VIETNAM


BUFFALO, N.Y.- Vice President and Principal Officer Dr. L. W. “Wayne” Dwernychuk and Senior Environmental Specialist and Chief Investigator Thomas Boivin from the Canadian Hatfield Consultants, LTD, will present findings by the Hatfield Group from research in the Ashau Valley (A Luoi Valley), Vietnam.  The results will be presented at a seminar being conducted at the Vietnam Veterans of America 8th Biennial Leadership Conference, Buffalo Hyatt Regency, Buffalo, N.Y.  The seminar, Agent Orange/Dioxin, is scheduled for 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 5, 2000, in the Hyatt’s Grand Ballroom.

Their presentation will focus on results obtained from an assessment of long-term impacts of Agent Orange spraying and subsequent dioxin contamination in Central Vietnam.

The event is open to the media.

VVA’s point of contact for additional information is VVA’s Public Affairs Director Scott D. Campbell at (716) 856-1234.  Schedules of events and media opportunities for Buffalo may be obtained by contacting the VVA Media Relations Office at (716) 855-4976.

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