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08-05-2016, 09:51 AM
<p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/thaw-could-release-cold-war-era-u-toxic-152728267.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/7oBYK8zUAtWCQT1.diVPxQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3NfbGVnbztmaT1maWxsO2g9ODY7cT03NTt3PT EzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2016-08-05T153522Z_1_LYNXNPEC740T8_RTROPTP_2_CLIMATECHANGE-GREENLAND.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="A large iceberg melts into jagged edges as it floats in Eriks Fjord near the town of Narsarsuaq in southern Greenland" align="left" title="A large iceberg melts into jagged edges as it floats in Eriks Fjord near the town of Narsarsuaq in southern Greenland" border="0" /></a>Global warming could release radioactive waste stored in an abandoned Cold War-era U.S. military camp deep under Greenland&#039;s ice caps if a thaw continues to spread in coming decades, scientists said on Friday. Camp Century was built in northwest Greenland in 1959 as part of U.S. research into the feasibility of nuclear missile launch sites in the Arctic, the University of Zurich said in a statement. "Climate change could remobilize the abandoned hazardous waste believed to be buried forever beneath the Greenland ice sheet," the university said of findings published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.</p><br clear="all"/>

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