Asbestos found in Antarctic waste dump

Joyce, Christopher
April 1991
New Scientist;4/13/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1764, p12
Reveals that asbestos littering in an open dump at McMurdo Station in Antarctica has been discovered by investigators. Closing of the site at the American research base; Discovery by a team from the Argonne National Laboratory; Fortress Rock and complaints from environmental pressure groups; Comments from Tom Forham of the National Science Foundation; Rules governing the disposal of asbestos in dumps and landfills; Budget increase of cleanup at McMurdo and other bases operated by the U.S.


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