IAEA Impact: Viet Nam Tackles Soil Erosion With Nuclear Techniques

IAEA Impact: Viet Nam Tackles Soil Erosion With Nuclear Techniques

21 April 2015

Dao Thanh Canh never studied physics or chemistry in school, but he understands a thing or two about nuclear isotopes. Until a couple of years ago, much of his five-acre farm on the hills of central Viet Nam was gradually sliding away.

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Last update: 21 April 2015