US Commits to Support Clearing Unexploded WW2 Bombs


The United States says they have a longstanding commitment to helping Solomon Islands address unexploded ordinance (UXO) contamination left over from World War 2.

The US Embassy in Port Moresby told Solomon Times Online that over the past decade, they have invested more than $6 million in support of the Solomon Islands government’s effort to survey and clear UXO under the US Conventional Weapons Destruction program.

Recently the State Department has worked with the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) to conduct surveys of unexploded ordnance in Solomon Islands.

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Source: Solomon Times