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Cold War-era nuclear waste left by the U.S. around the world could be unearthed by climate change


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An early plan for long-term burial of spent nuclear fuel was to put it in the Arctic since the ice was "permanent". That might have seemed like a good idea back at the time. But now climate change may unearth it. 

This article highlights the potential impact of climate change on radioactive contamination from American nuclear tests conducted after World War II. As temperatures rise and ice sheets melt, the legacy of nuclear activity may resurface, posing environmental risks in various countries.

Read it: https://www.iflscience.com/the-us-left-nuclear-waste-around-the-world-now-climate-change-may-unearth-it-73226

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