Cleared Ground Demining detonated a WWII bomb in Palau on February 22, 2012. The devise discovered was a modified Japanese ocean mine, which had been converted to a crude Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The device was so decayed it could not be safely deactivate so Steve from Cleared Ground had to detonate the bomb on site. After weeks of planning and days of preparation the area of Meyuns was evacuated and at 1:30p a successful detonation occurred. Palau was the site of intense battles in World War II and many unexploded ordinance still remain across the island nation both above and below the water. The Republic of Germany has provided funding for the demining project, which is making Palau safer for tourists and residences. Watch the video for an interview with Steve from Cleared Ground Demining and close up look at the explosion in slow motion.