• Waste Management in Greenland

    A new film produced on behalf of the European Environment Agency explores some of the challenges of collecting, sorting and disposing of waste, including hazardous waste in Greenland

    published: 03 Jul 2012
  • Melting ice in Greenland could expose toxic Cold War nuclear waste

    A snow-covered former US army base in Greenland is at risk of leaking nuclear waste, as rising temperatures cause ice in the region to melt, according to a recent study published in the journal “Geophysical Research Letters”. The secret US army base was built in 1959 and then abandoned eight years later. The nuclear reactor was removed but radioactive waste with a mass equivalent to 30 Airbus A320 planes was left on site, buried under snow and ice. The study warns that by 2090, the amount of ice melting may no longer be offset by snowfall, meaning toxic chemicals could start leaking into the environment. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.co...

    published: 28 Sep 2016
  • 4.8 - Greenland: Waste Management (Gunvor Marie Kirkelund) [Global Environmental Management]

    Week 4, Lecture 8 for the online course "Global Environmental Management", taught by Henrik Bregnhøj and Steffen Foss Hansen. All rights belong to Coursera and Technical University of Denmark (DTU). For educational purposes only. Happy learning!

    published: 21 Jul 2017
  • Melting Ice Sheet Expected To Unearth Waste From Buried Secret Military Base

    According to a recent study, toxic waste left buried at a U.S. military camp in Greenland could emerge due to climate change and contaminate the environment. Back in 1959, the US built Camp Century, a clandestine testing site in Greenland, but abandoned the military base less than a decade later.  While personnel removed big items, like the nuclear reactor chamber, the waste was left behind under the assumption it would simply disappear beneath the cover of ever-falling snow. According to a recent study led by William Colgan of Toronto’s York University, the situation may not play out as predicted.  Should climate change trigger the melting the ice sheet, the waste, which includes radioactive materials and sewage, could become exposed and enter the environment.  At t...

    published: 04 Aug 2016
  • The Dump – growing mountains of waste in Greenland

    The Dump, 2012, 26 minutes. Photo: Finn Larsen. Editing: Jeanette Land Schou. Music: Jens Hendriksen. The film shows the situation on 18 different dumps in Greenland. The information texts that appear in some scenes is in English in this version of the film.

    published: 14 Dec 2016
  • Greenland: The Lookout For Nuclear Explosions

    At a remote outpost in Qaanaaq, northern Greenland, one operator runs an infrasound station year round which detects atomic activity

    published: 06 Sep 2013
  • Greenland: The Call of the Shaman | Global 3000

    Increasing numbers of people from western, developed countries have joined the search for answers to life's big questions. The esoteric market has become more than a niche, it's booming. We accompany a shaman in Greenland leading a group on a quest for spiritual awakening. For more information and videos go to: http://www.dw.com/en/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798

    published: 22 Dec 2015
  • Greenland ice lakes drain at speed of Niagara Falls

    Read more: http://environment.newscientist.com/article/dn13729-greenland-ice-lakes-drain-at-speed-of-niagara-falls.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=news2_head_dn13729 Researchers have been studying the melting of glaciers and ice sheets in Greenland . Although global warming is affecting the region, the runaway effect isn't as extreme as was feared.

    published: 17 Apr 2008
  • Polar bear hunting in Greenland (Whale, reindeer, seal hunting explored) | Sorelle Amore

    MY LAST VIDEO: https://youtu.be/eD5okbclPco Here are some facts about polar bears and whale meat in Greenland, as well as some chat about fur and other things there are huge misconceptions about about Greenland. I will admit I also didn't know much about this place before I came but it was all about hearing the stories from the local people that live this lifestyle every day. Firstly...it's SUPER cool how many people care about animals these days. It's amazing to see how much we've grown to acknowledge animals need to be respected, however, sometimes it's not a cookie cutter approach for every situation. If you'd like to be informed of some crucial facts about Greenland and WHY they do what they do there...please read on. Here are the facts: Polar bears aren't hunted for fun. Only ...

    published: 14 Dec 2016
  • US Builds Secret Base Under Greenland Ice Sheet

    At the height of the Cold War, the US military devised a plan to position a top secret military base within the ice sheet of Greenland. Camp Century was carved from the ice, bearing a remarkable resemblance to the Rebel ice base from the film, "The Empire Strikes Back". Powered by a custom-built nuclear reactor, Camp Century would have provided an ideal strategic location for hidden nuclear missiles. But two years after construction, US planners had a troubling realization. Snow and ice move across the surface much faster than they had ever realized, spelling doom for the isolated, frozen base. | http://www.ahctv.com/what-history-forgot/ #WhatHistoryForgot Tuesdays at 10pm on AHC Subscribe to AHC: http://bit.ly/AHCSubscribe

    published: 20 Jun 2015
  • SOI Arctic 2016: Greenland

    The Students on Ice 2016 Arctic Expedition explored the western coast of Greenland between Kangerlussuaq and Ilulisat, observed the magnificent icefjord, explored by Zodiac icebergs while whales surfaced around them, engaged in important climate change discussions and more. This video speaks to the impact of the experience on the SOIArctic2016 youth.

    published: 04 Aug 2016
  • Clean up abandoned U.S. military base in Greenland

    Greenland is notorious for being one of the most untouched places on earth. An abandoned U.S. Air Force base with over 10,000 aviation fuel barrels mar the pristine landscape to this day. The US Air Force base, Bluie East Two, was abandoned in 1947 and everything was left behind: vehicles, asbestos laced structures, and well over 10,000 fuel barrels. Many of the barrels are still filled. The base remains an environmental problem which should be cleaned up. The "Army’s Environmental Restoration Program" is a program to clean up active and old bases. There have been discussions in the past regarding a clean up, but nothing has been done to date to remove the debris and fuel barrels. [The Air Force was a division under the US Army during WWII]

    published: 11 Aug 2016
  • Canadian Arctic and Greenland

    This video was created for http://www.adventurecanada.com to promote their voyage to Canadian High Arctic and Greenland. More videos at: http://icebergfilms.com

    published: 25 Apr 2012
  • Greenland's melting ice reveals U.S. toxic waste

    published: 29 Sep 2016
  • Gauging Greenland's Melt

    Dr. Laurence Smith and his team are on the ice in Greenland measuring how rapidly meltwaters are finding their way into the global ocean. The answers will help determine how rapidly, and how severely, cities and countries world wide are affected by sea level rise.

    published: 12 Jul 2016
  • Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

    A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by rising temperatures within decades, scientists have said. The US army engineering corps excavated Camp Century in 1959 around 200km (124 miles) from the coast of Greenland, which was then a county of Denmark. Powered, remarkably, by the world’s first mobile nuclear generator and known as “the city under the ice”, the camp’s three-kilometre network of tunnels, eight metres beneath the ice, housed laboratories, a shop, a hospital, a cinema, a chapel and accommodation for as many as 200 soldiers.Its personnel were officially stationed there to test Arctic construction methods and carry out research. Scientists bas...

    published: 28 Sep 2016
Waste Management in Greenland

Waste Management in Greenland

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  • Duration: 11:35
  • Updated: 03 Jul 2012
  • views: 129
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A new film produced on behalf of the European Environment Agency explores some of the challenges of collecting, sorting and disposing of waste, including hazardous waste in Greenland
https://wn.com/Waste_Management_In_Greenland
Melting ice in Greenland could expose toxic Cold War nuclear waste

Melting ice in Greenland could expose toxic Cold War nuclear waste

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  • Duration: 0:59
  • Updated: 28 Sep 2016
  • views: 1231
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A snow-covered former US army base in Greenland is at risk of leaking nuclear waste, as rising temperatures cause ice in the region to melt, according to a recent study published in the journal “Geophysical Research Letters”. The secret US army base was built in 1959 and then abandoned eight years later. The nuclear reactor was removed but radioactive waste with a mass equivalent to 30 Airbus A320 planes was left on site, buried under snow and ice. The study warns that by 2090, the amount of ice melting may no longer be offset by snowfall, meaning toxic chemicals could start leaking into the environment. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
https://wn.com/Melting_Ice_In_Greenland_Could_Expose_Toxic_Cold_War_Nuclear_Waste
4.8 - Greenland: Waste Management (Gunvor Marie Kirkelund) [Global Environmental Management]

4.8 - Greenland: Waste Management (Gunvor Marie Kirkelund) [Global Environmental Management]

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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2017
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Week 4, Lecture 8 for the online course "Global Environmental Management", taught by Henrik Bregnhøj and Steffen Foss Hansen. All rights belong to Coursera and Technical University of Denmark (DTU). For educational purposes only. Happy learning!
https://wn.com/4.8_Greenland_Waste_Management_(Gunvor_Marie_Kirkelund)_Global_Environmental_Management
Melting Ice Sheet Expected To Unearth Waste From Buried Secret Military Base

Melting Ice Sheet Expected To Unearth Waste From Buried Secret Military Base

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  • Duration: 1:03
  • Updated: 04 Aug 2016
  • views: 8667
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According to a recent study, toxic waste left buried at a U.S. military camp in Greenland could emerge due to climate change and contaminate the environment. Back in 1959, the US built Camp Century, a clandestine testing site in Greenland, but abandoned the military base less than a decade later.  While personnel removed big items, like the nuclear reactor chamber, the waste was left behind under the assumption it would simply disappear beneath the cover of ever-falling snow. According to a recent study led by William Colgan of Toronto’s York University, the situation may not play out as predicted.  Should climate change trigger the melting the ice sheet, the waste, which includes radioactive materials and sewage, could become exposed and enter the environment.  At this time, the contaminants remain well buried, but, based on the research team’s models of multiple scenarios, the protective layers could begin to deteriorate as early as 2090.  While Colgan doesn’t believe removing the waste immediately is necessary, he and his fellow researchers do point out international protocols for such an endeavor are currently lacking.
https://wn.com/Melting_Ice_Sheet_Expected_To_Unearth_Waste_From_Buried_Secret_Military_Base
The Dump – growing mountains of waste in Greenland

The Dump – growing mountains of waste in Greenland

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  • Duration: 26:01
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2016
  • views: 51
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The Dump, 2012, 26 minutes. Photo: Finn Larsen. Editing: Jeanette Land Schou. Music: Jens Hendriksen. The film shows the situation on 18 different dumps in Greenland. The information texts that appear in some scenes is in English in this version of the film.
https://wn.com/The_Dump_–_Growing_Mountains_Of_Waste_In_Greenland
Greenland: The Lookout For Nuclear Explosions

Greenland: The Lookout For Nuclear Explosions

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  • Duration: 2:28
  • Updated: 06 Sep 2013
  • views: 1552
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At a remote outpost in Qaanaaq, northern Greenland, one operator runs an infrasound station year round which detects atomic activity
https://wn.com/Greenland_The_Lookout_For_Nuclear_Explosions
Greenland: The Call of the Shaman | Global 3000

Greenland: The Call of the Shaman | Global 3000

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  • Duration: 5:58
  • Updated: 22 Dec 2015
  • views: 516
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Increasing numbers of people from western, developed countries have joined the search for answers to life's big questions. The esoteric market has become more than a niche, it's booming. We accompany a shaman in Greenland leading a group on a quest for spiritual awakening. For more information and videos go to: http://www.dw.com/en/program/global-3000/s-11487-9798
https://wn.com/Greenland_The_Call_Of_The_Shaman_|_Global_3000
Greenland ice lakes drain at speed of Niagara Falls

Greenland ice lakes drain at speed of Niagara Falls

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  • Duration: 1:03
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2008
  • views: 259892
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Read more: http://environment.newscientist.com/article/dn13729-greenland-ice-lakes-drain-at-speed-of-niagara-falls.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=news2_head_dn13729 Researchers have been studying the melting of glaciers and ice sheets in Greenland . Although global warming is affecting the region, the runaway effect isn't as extreme as was feared.
https://wn.com/Greenland_Ice_Lakes_Drain_At_Speed_Of_Niagara_Falls
Polar bear hunting in Greenland (Whale, reindeer, seal hunting explored) | Sorelle Amore

Polar bear hunting in Greenland (Whale, reindeer, seal hunting explored) | Sorelle Amore

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  • Duration: 7:50
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2016
  • views: 9018
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MY LAST VIDEO: https://youtu.be/eD5okbclPco Here are some facts about polar bears and whale meat in Greenland, as well as some chat about fur and other things there are huge misconceptions about about Greenland. I will admit I also didn't know much about this place before I came but it was all about hearing the stories from the local people that live this lifestyle every day. Firstly...it's SUPER cool how many people care about animals these days. It's amazing to see how much we've grown to acknowledge animals need to be respected, however, sometimes it's not a cookie cutter approach for every situation. If you'd like to be informed of some crucial facts about Greenland and WHY they do what they do there...please read on. Here are the facts: Polar bears aren't hunted for fun. Only when they come close to a city that will cause danger to humans will they be shot - and only through specific authorities. Sometimes they try to steer the polar bear away, but usually you can't because once a polar bear knows food is around, it will keep coming back. Then the entire animal is used. That is why the fur is also used, because the other option is to throw it away, and how is that respecting the animal? Seal - There are 57,000 people that live in Greenland and around 17 million seals, meaning even during the best seal hunting season in Greenland, only 1% of seals were hunted. And again, the entire animal is used. Oh and no...they don't club the seals here. That is a huge myth. Reindeer - same thing - too many of them. If you don't try to control the population of these animals, they will eat all their food (fish for seals and special plants for the reindeer) and they will literally starve to death in the coming years. There is a mass over population of these animals which is a threat to their own survival. The locals are more connected to animals and nature than almost any other place on earth. They take what they need and they treat their animals with respect. Always. Greenland has to rely on animals for survival. Period. And I doubt a vegan or a vegetarian would come to Greenland and if they were forced to live here, would chose to starve to death rather than start eating, say fish. Whale fishing - very strict controls around whale fishing in Greenland. It's only done for food and with a tiny population of just 57,000 and a whale being able to feed a mass amount of people, only a very small amount of whales can be killed - especially in remote areas of Greenland, having boats that are equipped to carry back the whale sometimes aren't available, so it's only the 'bigger' cities - where the population might be 4,000 people. In terms of using alternative methods to animal products: Greenlanders don't have the same access to the synthetic fibers or alternative food options due to shipping, cost and synthetic fibers are actually much more damaging to the overall health of the planet than natural fibers. There is the problem of getting fresh fruits and vegetables quickly to some of the most remote areas of the world. Of course canned food is ok as well, but then you're looking at the waste created through creating aluminum to can the foods and then the pollution in trying to dispose of the packaging. And then the price of these shipped foods as well - people wouldn't be able to afford it. Another issue. And transporting these foods is pretty damaging to the earth as well, vs a family killing one seal that they carried home in their sled (no pollution) that will feed the family for a month or two. I hope you have actually read this and informed yourself of the lifestyle that Greenlanders live because of isolation. If you're still offended, great! Start working on combating the horrific torture of animals at your local butcher where the animals are born into captivity, fed hormones that will make them tastier, and then end up on your plate. I believe that's a much more severe issue that we need to deal with right now. Lots of love to you always. Sorelle... COME JOIN MY ICELANDIC HOUSE! INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/sorelleamore TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/sorelleamore FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/sorelleamore WEBSITE: http://www.sorelleamore.com
https://wn.com/Polar_Bear_Hunting_In_Greenland_(Whale,_Reindeer,_Seal_Hunting_Explored)_|_Sorelle_Amore
US Builds Secret Base Under Greenland Ice Sheet

US Builds Secret Base Under Greenland Ice Sheet

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  • Duration: 3:14
  • Updated: 20 Jun 2015
  • views: 34261
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At the height of the Cold War, the US military devised a plan to position a top secret military base within the ice sheet of Greenland. Camp Century was carved from the ice, bearing a remarkable resemblance to the Rebel ice base from the film, "The Empire Strikes Back". Powered by a custom-built nuclear reactor, Camp Century would have provided an ideal strategic location for hidden nuclear missiles. But two years after construction, US planners had a troubling realization. Snow and ice move across the surface much faster than they had ever realized, spelling doom for the isolated, frozen base. | http://www.ahctv.com/what-history-forgot/ #WhatHistoryForgot Tuesdays at 10pm on AHC Subscribe to AHC: http://bit.ly/AHCSubscribe
https://wn.com/US_Builds_Secret_Base_Under_Greenland_Ice_Sheet
SOI Arctic 2016: Greenland

SOI Arctic 2016: Greenland

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  • Duration: 5:24
  • Updated: 04 Aug 2016
  • views: 2254
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The Students on Ice 2016 Arctic Expedition explored the western coast of Greenland between Kangerlussuaq and Ilulisat, observed the magnificent icefjord, explored by Zodiac icebergs while whales surfaced around them, engaged in important climate change discussions and more. This video speaks to the impact of the experience on the SOIArctic2016 youth.
https://wn.com/Soi_Arctic_2016_Greenland
Clean up abandoned U.S. military base in Greenland

Clean up abandoned U.S. military base in Greenland

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  • Duration: 0:35
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2016
  • views: 23390
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Greenland is notorious for being one of the most untouched places on earth. An abandoned U.S. Air Force base with over 10,000 aviation fuel barrels mar the pristine landscape to this day. The US Air Force base, Bluie East Two, was abandoned in 1947 and everything was left behind: vehicles, asbestos laced structures, and well over 10,000 fuel barrels. Many of the barrels are still filled. The base remains an environmental problem which should be cleaned up. The "Army’s Environmental Restoration Program" is a program to clean up active and old bases. There have been discussions in the past regarding a clean up, but nothing has been done to date to remove the debris and fuel barrels. [The Air Force was a division under the US Army during WWII]
https://wn.com/Clean_Up_Abandoned_U.S._Military_Base_In_Greenland
Canadian Arctic and Greenland

Canadian Arctic and Greenland

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  • Duration: 6:13
  • Updated: 25 Apr 2012
  • views: 4281
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This video was created for http://www.adventurecanada.com to promote their voyage to Canadian High Arctic and Greenland. More videos at: http://icebergfilms.com
https://wn.com/Canadian_Arctic_And_Greenland
Greenland's melting ice reveals U.S. toxic waste

Greenland's melting ice reveals U.S. toxic waste

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  • Updated: 29 Sep 2016
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https://wn.com/Greenland's_Melting_Ice_Reveals_U.S._Toxic_Waste
Gauging Greenland's Melt

Gauging Greenland's Melt

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  • Duration: 5:27
  • Updated: 12 Jul 2016
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Dr. Laurence Smith and his team are on the ice in Greenland measuring how rapidly meltwaters are finding their way into the global ocean. The answers will help determine how rapidly, and how severely, cities and countries world wide are affected by sea level rise.
https://wn.com/Gauging_Greenland's_Melt
Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

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  • Duration: 0:23
  • Updated: 28 Sep 2016
  • views: 364
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A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by rising temperatures within decades, scientists have said. The US army engineering corps excavated Camp Century in 1959 around 200km (124 miles) from the coast of Greenland, which was then a county of Denmark. Powered, remarkably, by the world’s first mobile nuclear generator and known as “the city under the ice”, the camp’s three-kilometre network of tunnels, eight metres beneath the ice, housed laboratories, a shop, a hospital, a cinema, a chapel and accommodation for as many as 200 soldiers.Its personnel were officially stationed there to test Arctic construction methods and carry out research. Scientists based at the camp did, indeed, drill the first ice core samples ever used to study the earth’s climate, obtaining data still cited today, according to William Colgan, a climate and glacier scientist from the Lassonde school of engineering at Toronto’s York University, and the lead author of the study. In reality, the camp served as cover for something altogether different - a project so immense and so secret that not even the Danish government was informed of its existence. “They thought it would never be exposed,” said Colgan. “Back then, in the 60s, the term global warming had not even been coined. But the climate is changing, and the question now is whether what’s down there is going to stay down there.” The study suggests it is not. Project Iceworm, presented to the US chiefs of staff in 1960, aimed to use Camp Century’s frozen tunnels to test the feasibility of a huge launch site under the ice, close enough to fire nuclear missiles directly at the Soviet Union.At the height of the cold war, as the US and the USSR were engaged in a terrifying standoff over the deployment of Soviet missiles in Cuba, the US army was considering the construction of a vast subterranean extension of Camp Century. A system of about 4,000 kilometres of icy underground tunnels and chambers extending over an area around three times the size of Denmark were to have housed 600 ballistic missiles in clusters six kilometres apart, trained on Moscow and its satellites. Eventually the engineers realised Iceworm would not work. The constantly moving ice was too unstable and would have deformed and perhaps even collapsed the tunnels. From 1964 Camp Century was used only intermittently, and three years later it was abandoned altogether, the departing soldiers taking the reaction chamber of the nuclear generator with them. They left the rest of the camp’s infrastructure – and its biological, chemical and radioactive waste – where it was, on the assumption it would be “preserved for eternity” by the perpetually accumulating snow and ice. Thus far their assumption has proven correct. Up to 12 metres deep at the time it was abandoned, the ice covering Camp Century has since thickened to around 35 metres and will continue to deepen for a while yet. Climate change, however, looks certain to reverse that process, Colgan and his six-strong team from Canadian, US and European universities said in their report, which was published last month in Geophysical Research Letters. Greenland’s temperatures broke new records this spring and summer, hitting 24C (75F) in the capital, Nuuk, in June – a figure that shocked meteorologists so much they had to recheck their measurements. Between 2003 and 2010, the ice that covers much of the island melted twice as fast as during the whole of the 20th century. This year it began melting a month earlier than usual. The researchers studied US army documents and drawings to work out how deep the camp and its waste – estimated to include 200,000 litres of diesel fuel, similar quantities of waste water and unknown amounts of radioactive coolant and toxic organic pollutants such as PCBs – were buried. Then they ran regional and global climate change simulations to work out how much longer they would remain interred. Based on the “business as usual” climate change scenario, Colgan said, snowfall would continue to be greater than ice melt for a few more decades. “But after that, melt will be greater than snow. Every year, another layer of ice will be removed. Our estimate is that by 2090, the exposure will be irreversible. It could happen sooner if the magnitude of climate change accelerates.” Once that starts to happen, the question of who is responsible for the clear-up – already the subject of discussion – will become more pressing, the report said, presenting “an entirely new form of political dispute resulting from climate change”. With no established agreement on the question, the report says the “multinational, multi-generational” problem posed by Camp Century and its waste could become a source of tension between the US, Greenland and Denmark. Denmark allowed the US to build C
https://wn.com/Greenland's_Receding_Icecap_To_Expose_Top_Secret_US_Nuclear_Project