Melting ice in Greenland can activate serious pollutants from buried US Army base

August 6, 2016

The U.S. Army has abandoned one of its military base in Greenland in 1967. Buried below the ice sheet that covers most of Greenland, the ‘Camp Century’ still exists, it has trucks, tunnels, even a nuclear reactor. Now the scientists are very concerned by possible pollution from the base — melting the ice could be very dangerous for an environment.

The climate changes make an ice in Greenland to melt, such a process may activate the pollutants from the abandoned US military base in Greenland. The camp completely buried below the surface according to the idea of the Project Iceworm. Scroll down for the historical video about secrets of the US Army base in Greenland.

According to the researchers, the camp stored lots of diesel fuel for generators and vehicles, as well as dug into the snow human waste. Of course, scientists have no accurate figures of how much remained. The US physical geographer W. Colgan says:

“They thought it would snow in perpetuity, and the phrase they used was that the waste would be preserved for eternity by perpetually accumulating snow.”

The using of climate computer modeling showed that the US army base could be uncovered from the ice by the end of 21st century, that’s a worst-case scenario. To avoid this, people and governments need to accelerate their efforts on the reducing the greenhouse gases that cause warming.