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Seeking a safe path through the landmine debate

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By Linda Geddes A TEAM of 35 deminers armed with metal detectors had already spent six months combing a relatively flat, grassy area in Cambodia by the time Tim Lardner and his colleagues visited in February 2004. In that time the team had cleared just 40 per cent of the 500 by 700-metre site, and found 30 mines that ran in a straight line between a busy road on one side of the site and a railway track. “It was fairly clear that the likelihood of mines being located in the remaining area was minimal,” says Lardner,