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38th : Excavation and recovery operation in Hunchun City, Jilin Province (Sep. 2012)

Outline:
Upon receiving a notification in May 2008 from the Chinese Government that they had found shells, the Foreign Ministry conducted an on-site investigation in June 2008. Following it, another on-site investigation in April 2009, safety measurement in June 2010, and an excavation operation in June 2011, were conducted upon the request from the Chinese Government.
In September 2012, the excavation and recovery operation was carried out which resulted in the excavation and recovery of 171 ACWs.
Duration:
1 September ~ 25 September 2012

Metal detection

Excavation

Detection of chemicals

Identification of a shell

Excavated shells (1)

Excavated shells (2)
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