The Arctic is a Sink for Radioactive Pollution Transported from Far Away

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Around Half of the Radioactive iodine 129, half-life 15.7 million years, emitted by the nuclear facilities of Sellafield (UK) and La Hague (France), is estimated to end up in the Arctic. Now you see how. (See more at the bottom of the post). Nuclear power emits deadly radionuclides during the entire fuel chain. Nuclear reactors legally leak radiation. When they have accidents, they leak even more. Much nuclear waste is also allowed to leak. Some will end up in the Arctic.
Air Pollution to Arctic 2005 From collection: Barentswatch Atlas Author: GRID-Arendal
Year: 2005
From collection: Barentswatch Atlas
Author: GRID-Arendal
Description:
The pollution from industrialized nations are affecting the environment in the Arctic region. The main areas of industrial activity in the northern hemisphere are spreading to specific areas in the Arctic though air currents
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