In an attempt to stop the spread of Soviet power during the height of the Cold War, the United States and Denmark signed the 1951 Defense of Greenland Act. Soon after, the U.S. Army created a state-of-the-art nuclear-powered Arctic research center, with numerous military bases built out on the ice sheet, one of them was Camp Century.
Watch the video on why Project Iceworm was quite before it started, and the state of Camp Century today. In the midst of a warming climate, who is responsible for the vacant base, and how do we save the environment from the physical, biological, and radiological trash at the site?
For more on this threat, read about Denmark’s Camp Century Climate Monitoring Programme and scientists’ warning of melting Artic releasing restricted toxins.