Environment | Scientists warn toxic waste from the abandoned site could be harmful for the environment
by Michael Cochrane
Posted 8/11/16, 10:55 am
When the U.S. military in 1967 decommissioned and abandoned Camp Century—a secret base dug into the Greenland ice sheet eight years earlier—officials believed the equipment, fuel, and other waste left behind would remain entombed forever, deep in the glacier. But a study published earlier this month by a team of glaciologists raises concerns that the melting, shifting ice sheet could expose potentially toxic materials to the environment.