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Radioactive gas seeping out in the Arctic, as permafrost thaws

Barents Observer 4th May 2021 Massive amounts of uranium are stored in high concentrations underground
throughout the Arctic zone. A product of uranium decay is radon gas. Normally, radon is contained in the soil by layers of ground and snow atop of it.

However, as permafrost thaws, the radioactive gas seeps out from underground and is released into the atmosphere. The link between thawing permafrost and increased risk of lung cancer is presented by researchers with the Federal Center for Comprehensive Study of the Arctic with the Russian Academy of Science.

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/climate-crisis/2021/05/scientists-fear-more-lung-cancer-radon-released-thawing-permafrost

May 13, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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