In the 1950s, the US military built several clandestine military bases in Greenland. They should have hosted 600 mid-range ballistic missiles and armed with nuclear warheads. The largest of the bases was Camp Century, abandoned in 1967. The army left, however, hidden under tons of tons of waste, some of which were carcinogenic and radioactive.
These were brought to light after the ice melted as a result of global warming. These chemicals and waste began to infiltrate the surrounding area and pose a danger to the fauna of the area and the marine ecosystem
Among the garbage hidden under ice are thousands of liters of diesel, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and a small amount of radioactive material. Biphenyls are very peculiar because they are known to cause cancer.
All this information was presented in a study by Jeff D. Colgan, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Brown University.
This waste could give rise to an international diplomatic scandal.