The legacy of explosive remnants of war (ERW) has affected the daily lives of Pacific Islanders for more than 70 years. ERW contamination in the Pacific stems from conflict between the Allied forces and Japanese forces during World War II. Survey, clearance and information-management programs are helping to manage the continued risks to the impacted populations.
"ERW Contamination in the Pacific Islands,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 18
, Article 2.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol18/iss3/2