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Landmine Monitor Report 2003, USGS, ESRI
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Conflicts and disasters - potential powder kegs (landmines and other explosives)
Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The planet is scattered with hazardous or explosive leftovers from a succession of technical breakthroughs – be they military or industrial – just waiting to be washed away by a flood or mudslide or carried off by a hurricane.
If disaster strikes these “powder kegs” multiply the danger to people and the environment (posing a particularly acute
threat to already scarce water resources).