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World War II Is Still Killing People in the Pacific

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a member of the new zealand defence Force explosive ordnance disposal team with a piece of second world war-era explosive ordnance on the island of kohingo in the solomon islands.

World War II is still killing people. Unexploded ordnance, the remnants of globe spanning conflict, litters the fields of Europe and the waters of the Pacific. The world spends a lot of money and time cleaning up UX in Europe and helping its victims. In the Pacific? Well, there it’s a different story. Especially in the Solomon Islands.

Thomas Heaton is a reporter for Civil Beat and the author of its ‘Lethal Legacy’ series, which focuses on the devastation World War II is still wreaking in the Pacific.

Civil Beat’s Lethal Legacy series.

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