In Belgium, minesweepers intervention sometimes seems too slow to some, especially since the SEDEE (Service of Removal and Destruction of Explosives machinery) practice no longer detecting. "In
order not to unfairly compete with companies that offer these services," says one of the minesweepers.
"Instead of a lack of resources and personnel, said meanwhile Erwin Van Humbeeck, who left the SEDEE in 2000 and became manager of Bom-be.be, one of the 3 Belgian companies specialized in the
detection, identification and securing of war material. "In the Netherlands, to do work on a former war zone, the legislation requires to carry out a historical study to determine the risk of
finding shells on the ground. The administration provides for it all its archives, including Dutch deminers data , and if the clearance is required, it is performed by certified firms. None of
this exists in Belgium ", laments Erwin Van Humbeeck, admitting that his company has a real market, in areas affected by the front ... Bomb performs about 60 projects a year, often on industrial
areas, but sometimes also for individuals. Although the Flemish legislation imposes archaeological survey than in large projects in some municipalities like Ypres this precaution is also
recommended for small sites. This work is done by private archaeological firms, which often use shell companies detection to secure their site quickly, "We do not have the right to clear, but we
have the expertise and are insured for identify shells and place them in a container until the SEDEE not come take them away ... "
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