Dumping radioactive waste - Earth.com Dumping radioactive waste

Then, at the close of World War II, a new pollutant found its way into the waters off the Farallones. In a paper published by the U.S. Geological Society, researchers claim that some 47,800 containers were dumped in the area between 1946 and 1970. But this was no ordinary trash – it was radioactive waste. Photo Credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

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