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Steve Priestley of AmCham Libya member Tetra Tech, delivered an online seminar on the subject of: Risks and Other Issues Associated with Landmines and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Related to Business Operations in Libya.
Steve provided a comprehensive overview of the key considerations for organizations planning on implementing projects in areas potentially contaminated by landmines and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO).  His presentation was informed by lessons learned from similar environments in the region as well as specific experience in Libya.  During the briefing, Steve covered:
  • An overview of the current situation and risks in Libya – including locations/types/responses by local authorities
  • Issues encountered in Libya and other countries by commercial organizations relating to landmines and UXO during reconstruction and redevelopment activities
  • Types of munitions that may be encountered, how they are activated, how they kill/injure
  • Where they are likely to be encountered
  • Clearance techniques (military/offensive, manual, mechanical, K-9)
  • Discussion of types of commercial activities exposed to UXO risk
  • Risk awareness and identifying higher risk areas
  • Basic safety precautions
  • Accreditation of clearance agencies (international and national) and clearance certification

AmCham members were able to engage in a Q&A session at the conclusion of the presentation.

— Tetra Tech Munitions Response supports post-conflict environments by mitigating the risks posed by unexploded ammunition, landmines, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs or booby traps) affecting critical infrastructure, such as power stations, power transmission lines, water treatment plants, pipelines, schools, and hospitals. —