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Demining or mine clearance is the process of removing either land mines, or naval mines, from an area, while minesweeping describes the act of detecting of mines. There are two distinct types of mine detection and removal: military and humanitarian. Within active combat zones, the term "mine clearance" is most often used. The priority for minesweepers within an active combat zone is given to speed rather than exactitude. Once military activity has decreased the focus normally changes to become more thorough, and the term "demining" is most often used. Minesweepers use many tools in order to accomplish their task. Tools have historically included many trained animals, including dogs and rats, but most often in the modern world minsweepers rely on metal detectors or vehicles with a wide variety of mechanical tools attached to them. There also are or have been other methods developed to detect mines, including the use of trained marine mammals, bacteria, acoustics, and other more exotic...
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