Falklands Minefield Tackled

An article (+video) I found by BFBS reporter Tim Cooper, in the Falkland Islands:

(A different and compelling news angle to draw upon for my final project. I am very interested in the removal of landmines in general, after watching videos of Princesss Diana when I was younger…)

Over 100 minefields remain in the Falkland Islands, laid by Argentine Forces during the 1982 conflict.

The danger posed by the mines mean large areas of the islands are fenced off, but progress is being made to open up the land.

Engineers are working to identify where mines have been placed so that areas that are safe can be made accessible to the public.

The positions of the mines are marked and fenced off rather than removed, an approach considered to be more cost-effective.

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