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30 April 2017

Goundwater Drunk by Billions of People May Be Contaminated by Radioactive Material Spread Across the World by Nuclear Testing in the 1950's

The researchers believe that the radioactive material was
spread across the world by nuclear testing in the 1950s.
Pictured is a nuclear test as part of Operation Ivy in 1952
Groundwater drunk by BILLIONS of people may be contaminated by radioactive material spread across the world by nuclear testing in the 1950s
by Shivali Best for Mailonline, 
25 April 2017

  • Researchers looked at groundwater from over 6,000 wells around the globe
  • They found traces of radioactive tritium in over half of the wells
  • Even at low doses, tritium has been linked with increased risk of cancer 


A shocking new study has revealed that groundwater drunk by billions of people may have been contaminated by decades of nuclear weapons testing.

Researchers looked at more than 6,000 wells around the globe, some containing water more than 10,000 years old, found more than half had traces of tritium.

Even at low doses, tritium has been linked with increased risk of mutation and cancer because it goes directly into the tissues of organs of the human body.

The radioactive material was spread across the world by nuclear testing in the 1950s.

Although most of the groundwater that is accessible from deep wells is thousands of years old, the presence of tritium – an isotope of hydrogen - shows at least some of it is vulnerable to modern contamination.

Professor James Kirchner, of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, said: 'Roughly half of the wells contained some fraction of recent groundwater less than 50 or 60 years old.'

He added: 'It is a bit like going to a giant old people's home and suddenly realising there are lots of kids running around. That is great, except if the little kids have the flu!'

Continue reading:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4443140/Water-drunk-BILLIONS-people-contaminated.html

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