The Deadly Remnants of a War That Won’t Go Away


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(RNZ) Cities have been rebuilt, borders redrawn - but there's still an estimated 1.6 million tonnes of ordinance on ocean floors. Some experts say there's a lot more than that. 

The New Zealand Navy is doing its part to whittle down that number, taking part recently in a joint operation near a lagoon in Tuvalu to remove 22,500 pound AN-M43 aerial bombs most likely dumped there by the US military at the end of the fighting in World War II. Operation Render Safe was run by the Australian Navy, with Canada and US Marines also taking part.

However the Tuvalu find is a drop in the ocean of a project that may never end.  

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Published: Friday, October 14, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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