27 Oct '15, 6pm

Laos villagers repurpose US bombs. #dangerous #UXO #unexplodedordinance #recycle #upcycle

Gathering bomb scrap is a dangerous occupation. More than 80 million bombs didn’t detonate when they were dropped and Laotians still experience an average of two casualties per week from live bombs and mines. There are several NGOs working to clear the bombs, but at the current rate it will take more than 100 years to find and remove all of them. While most Americans don’t know this war ever happened, the people of Laos are unable to escape the physical reminders, which have become a permanent part of their lives and their landscape.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/in-villages-in-laos-even-the-boats-a...

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