Destroying WW2 Bombs Across the Pacific Decades Later


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(Guardian) The Marshall Islands, known for their tropical beauty, are plagued by unexploded bombs leftover from World War II. The US and Japan are investing millions to remove these lethal remnants, potentially numbering in the hundreds of thousands. Despite cleanup efforts, dangers persist, with occasional fatalities. Organizations like Golden West Humanitarian Foundation, aided by US funding, work tirelessly to clear the ordnance. Locals, like Marshall Islands resident Wilbert Alik, play vital roles in these cleanup efforts, ensuring safety and preserving cultural sites. The threat affects daily life, especially for farmers and communities reliant on copra. Despite progress, the long-term task remains daunting, highlighting the ongoing repercussions of past conflicts.

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Published: Monday, April 8, 2024

Last Updated: Monday, April 8, 2024

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