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Ridding Palau of rotting munitions from the Second World War

Ridding Palau of rotting munitions from the Second World War

Updated 4 April 2013, 19:04 AEDT

Nearly 70 years since the end of the war in the Pacific, live ammunition is still scattered across many islands that were targets for the intense battles.

Today is the UN's International Mine Action Day, that's intended to be a reminder that unexploded ordnance continues to main and kill thousands of people.

The Australian Government has a Mine Action Strategy and committed 100 million dollars to it between 2010 and 2014.

AusAID has provided nearly one and a half million dollars to support the work of Cleared Ground Demining that's removing Second World War explosives in the Republic of Palau

Steven Ballinger is the organisation's Operations Director and Steve Rice spoke to him shortly after he had dealt with the latest emergency.

Presenter: Steve Rice

Speaker: Steven Ballinger Operations Director Cleared Ground Demining in Palau

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