Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Palau's Remanent of WWII

So I was going through some paperwork today and had the TV on in the background when suddenly I saw a typical tourist shot of the Rock Islands in Palau. With my interest caught I stayed tune to watch a Dateline segment on a Not-For-Profit group called Cleared Ground who are working to rid Palau of unexploded bombs that were dropped in WWII.

People in Palau live with these devices in their own backyard. I've read a post about a 1000 pound bomb having to be exploded in a populated area. Cleared Ground has reportedly removed 23000 explosive devices in 3 years!

You can watch the actual Dateline segment here.

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