Radioactive Chlorine Found in Antarctica, Dates Back to the Nuclear Bomb Tests

Interesting Engineering | Oct 16, 2019 at 6:32 PM
  • Scientists have discovered that glaciers and ice sheets in Antarctica are still releasing radioactive chlorine.
  • This chemical was used in the 1950s and 1960s for marine nuclear weapon tests.
  • What this new research has discovered is that Antarctica’s Vostok region is still releasing radioactive chlorine into the atmosphere.