Accession Number : ADA300773

Title :   Unexploded Ordnance: A Coordinated Approach to Detection and Clearance is Needed.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA300773

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Over the past 2 years, several accounts of the casualties caused by antipersonnel landmines have brought to light the threat such munitions pose years after hostilities cease. The deaths and injuries attributed to these mines each year have been estimated to total about 30,000. Many of the victims are civilians, including children. While the contamination of land caused by landmines and other forms of unexploded ordnance (UXO) may appear to be primarily a Third World issue, closer examination suggests that the problem is shared by developed nations as well. As you requested, we assessed the extent to which ongoing or foreseeable technology efforts offer solutions to worldwide landmine and other UXO problems.

Descriptors :   *MINE DETECTION, *MINE CLEARANCE, *ANTIPERSONNEL MINES, *EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, *UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION, INFRARED DETECTION, MICROWAVES, RADAR, BACKSCATTERING, LASER BEAMS, SAFETY, CASUALTIES, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, LAND MINES.

Subject Categories : Land Mine Warfare
      Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE