Bomb disposal expert urges government funding to safeguard explosive stockpiles

Governments need to provide more funding to prevent catastrophes such as the Beirut port blasts by making explosive stockpiles safe, a leading bomb disposal expert has said.

The Middle East is a particular area for concern with massive arsenals of hazardous materials such as ammonium nitrate and ammunition, warned Simon Conway of Halo, the landmine clearance charity.

The region has a huge amount of bombs, ammunition and explosives left over from the Cold War that are becoming increasingly unstable.

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Source: The National

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