Government-initiated landmine and unexploded ordnance clearance policies often dictate unrealistic standards and goals that differ from the practical reality of landmine/UXO removal. The end use of the land, as well as the variables of munitions deterioration due to aging and environment, and the level of expected risk should be considered in landmine/UXO policy-making.
"Paved With Good Intentions: The Realities of “Safe” Versus “Free”,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 15
, Article 4.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol15/iss2/4