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Last Updated: 18 June 2010

Mine Action

Contamination and Impact

In August 2008, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) noted that while there are no known mined areas in the country, four FSM states are affected by explosive remnants left over from World War II.[1] UXO, especially in Chuuk Lagoon, poses an environmental hazard and a danger to fishermen.[2]

[1] Government of the FSM, “FSM Participates in Landmine Treaty Workshop,” Press release, 22 August 2008, Palikir, Pohnpei, www.fsmgov.org.

[2] ICBL meeting with Martin Zvachula, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of the FSM to the UN, New York, 19 October 2009. See ICBL, “Report on CMC/ICBL Lobby Meetings: UNGA First Committee on Disarmament and International Security, New York, 12–23 October 2009.”