Radioactive waste from 43 nuclear explosions is LEAKING into the Pacific because a reinforced concrete dome built by the US military on an island to store it is disappearing under the sea

Radioactive waste from 43 nuclear explosions is LEAKING into the Pacific because a reinforced concrete dome built by the US military on an island to store it is disappearing under the sea

The Enewetak Atoll was used by the US to test weapons between 1948 and 1958
More than 8,000 people would later work to clean up these Pacific islands
This shifted 110,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and debris into a crater
But now, with the dome weathered by decades of exposure, it’s feared rising seas and storms could see radiation leaking into the ocean
By Michael Havis For Mailonline
Published: 15:43 GMT, 1 February 2018 | Updated: 03:03 GMT, 2 February 2018

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5340465/Concrete-dome-holding-radioactive-waste-LEAKING.html#ixzz56Fjtxjbf

A concrete dome holding the radioactive waste of 43 nuclear explosions is leaking into the ocean, veterans have warned.
The Enewetak Atoll was used by the US government to test 30 megatons of weapons – equivalent to 2,000 Hiroshima blasts – between 1948 and 1958.
More than 8,000 people, including US troops, would later work to clean up these Pacific islands, shifting 110,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and debris into a blast crater.
This 30-foot-deep crater on Runit Island would then be entombed in a concrete dome, 350 feet across and 16 inches thick.
But now, with the dome weathered by decades of exposure, it’s feared that rising seas and storms could see radiation leaking into the ocean.
And many of the troops who headed to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to clean up the fallout from nuclear tests, often without protective gear, between 1977 and 1979, are now plagued with health issues as a result – with the US government refusing to pay for the care.

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