“Anthropocene Nuclear Legacy” –Melting Glaciers Could Unleash Radioactive Fallout

A small boat floats in Neko Harbour, Antarctica ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI / REUTERS


“These materials are a product of what we have put into the atmosphere. This is just showing that our nuclear legacy hasn’t disappeared yet. It’s still there,” said Caroline Clason, a lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of Plymouth of a study published in Nature that surveyed 19,000 of Earth’s glaciers and found their total melt amounts to a loss of 335 billion tons of ice each year, more than measurements of previous studies.