CONTAMINANTS FROM WWII HIGH IN SOLOMON ISLANDS: SAFE GROUND
Safe Ground International has found that the level of contaminants by unexploded ordinances from the Second World War in the Solomon Islands are comparable to the Southeast Asian region.
Australian volunteer Georgia Murphy confirmed this in an exclusive interview with SIBC News today.
She says Safe Ground has confirmed, the level of contamination in the Solomon Islands is high.
“So my colleagues found that the level of contamination here in the Solomon Islands is comparable to other regions of the world such as Southeast Asia, for example, in that it is a high level of contamination.”
She adds this is quite surprising for them because, in some ways, Solomon Islands was forgotten by the international community especially regarding the second world war.
“So this is surprising for us because in some ways the Solomon Islands has been forgotten in the international community about, you know, the world war two and what happened here and other regions of the world have received substantial and extended clearance operations and assistance for this for many years but unfortunately the Solomon Islands had received relatively less assistance for clearance of unexploded ordinances.”
SIBC News understands a photographic exhibition will be held this Wednesday in Honiara to inform the general public on the current status of unexploded ordinances in the country.