The secret nuclear project US military started beneath Greenland’s icecaps will be uncovered courtesy of the climate change.
This “city under the ice” was 200km from the coast of Greenland with a three-kilometer network of tunnels, housed laboratories, shops, hospital, cinema, chapel and accommodation for 200 soldiers.
- Camp Century was a part of Project Iceworm, a secret government initiative 8-meter below the surface, during the cold war against the Soviet Union.
- The whole project was the response to the deployment of Soviet missiles in Cuba, US wanted to have a launch site under the ice to fire nuclear missiles directly at the Soviet Union.
- The project was abandoned within three years because of the unstable movements of the ice and the camp’s infrastructure along with its waste was thought to be preserved for eternity.
- After the record-breaking temperature this summer, new studies have suggested that the underground tunnel will be exposed within decades.
- This has raised political tensions, maybe the first because of global warming, between the US, Greenland, and Denmark.
- The leftover by the army in their mobile nuclear reactor includes 200,000 liters of diesel fuel, biological, chemical and radioactive waste.
- Denmark and Greenland’s governments are examining the issue and Vittus Qujaukitsoq, Greenland’s foreign minister said they are determined to establish responsibility.