I saw a couple of articles over the weekend on Sky and in the Torygraph about HMG's requirement to abide by the Ottowa Treaty and clear the Falkland Isles of mines by 2009. I was interested to hear that the islanders don't really want it done, that UK was down sizing EOD effort (face it, plenty other work elsewhere) and according to the Torygraph, it would take a 200 man team 10-15 years to do the job. Torygraph link here I suppose my question is - is it feasible to clear the place up or are the mines now so deeply buried in peat bog or sand that to do so is an exercise in futility? Anyone with the expertise in this area able to comment? My own view is it is a waste of time and resource and frankly if anyone should be forking out for the work to be done, it should be those nice folk that laid them in the first place. MODs- this is probably better off in the Sapper forum. Could it be moved please?