Climate Watch Shorts: Buried contamination in the north

Climate Watch Shorts

At an abandoned military base in the northernmost part of Ontario, warming temperatures could have a disastrous effect on material left over from the Cold War. Locals who worked at the base, which was decommissioned in 1965, remember dumping chemicals right into the ground. Now, as the permafrost disappears, people in Peawanuck are worried about contaminants damaging the environment.
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Sep 04, 2019
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