Siren sounds on nuclear fallout embedded in melting glaciers

Siren sounds on nuclear fallout embedded in melting glaciers

For the first time, an international team of scientists has studied the presence of nuclear fallout in ice surface sediments on glaciers across the Arctic, Iceland the Alps, Caucasus mountains, British Columbia and Antarctica.

It found manmade radioactive material at all 17 survey sites, often at concentrations at least 10 times higher than levels elsewhere.

“They are some of the highest levels you see in the environment outside nuclear exclusion zones,” said Caroline Clason, a lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of Plymouth.

via Phys.org Siren sounds on nuclear fallout embedded in melting glaciers