Posts tagged “scrap metal”

Lao Voices: “A life shattered while looking for scrap metal”

Posted: Sep 25, 2010

Residents of Phoxay village in Phalanxay district, Savannakhet province, have stopped collecting unexploded ordnance (UXO) to sell for scrap metal since a bomb exploded on a young man three years ago.

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MinnPost: “In Laos, villagers turn American war scrap into inventive tools”

Posted: Jul 29, 2010

VIENTIANE, Laos — A scorching sun settled across southern Laos, as farmers burned the land to make new fields.

A woman hacked at weeds with two young children in tow, the heat of a nearby fire caking her in a sweaty, sooty film. She paused a moment, wiped her neck, then hoisted her hoe. Sitting behind her thatched hut was the casing of a 750-pound bomb made at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Arkansas. Its label was clear: “Special firework. Handle carefully. Keep fire away.”

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