Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast has said the disposal of explosive remnants from the Second World War depends entirely on the conditions of the projectiles.
Mr. Prendergast revealed during his recent weekly media conference that in certain circumstances, the ordinances may be unsafe to move, hence they can be disposed of close to where they were discovered.
The Police boss made the clarification following concerns raised by Joseph Tenda, a school teacher at Hae Primary School in Russell Islands, Central Province.
Mr. Prendergast says certain circumstances may dictate the disposal of these WWII explosive remnants.
“You’ll find that in certain circumstances the ordinance isn’t safe to move and it needs to be disposed of close to the site. Our EOD people were present during these operations, they’re expert at this, the people from around the world are expert at this and am sure that the disposals were conducted as safely as possible, but it’s a fact that you just can’t leave this sort of ordinance lying around where, you know, innocent people may be affected by it so I think, you know, there’ll always be a balance but I think the balance has to be in favour of keeping people safe.”
SIBC News understands, ‘Operation Render Safe 2016’ concludes this week.