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Global warming is uncovering toxic pollutants from an abandoned Arctic military base

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 09, 2016 01:09 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Aug 08, 2016

A decommissioned U.S. military base encased in the Greenland Ice Sheet since the 1960s is slowly being unearthed by Earth’s rising temperatures, along with the toxic waste stored inside. Snowfall is not able to keep up with melting ice on top of the Cold War-era base, which could mean the underground pollutants could enter marine ecosystems by the end of the century. Camp Century was built in 1959 to study construction methods in harsh, wintry conditions, but also with the intent...






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