Antarctica Mysteries Photo Essay

Antarctica Mysteries Photo Essay

In this Jan. 22, 2015 photo, Chilean Navy officers transport scientists to Chile's Station Bernardo O'Higgins in Antarctica. Because there is no local industry, any pollution captured in the pristine ice and snow is from chemicals that traveled from afar, such as low levels of lead found in ice until it was phased out of gasoline, or radiation levels found from above-ground nuclear tests thousands of miles away and decades ago by the U.S. and the Soviet Union, according to David Vaughan, science director of the British Antarctic Survey. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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January 22, 2015 11:53:24 AM
February 20, 2015 04:12:09 AM
Natacha Pisarenko
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
JAN. 22, 2015 PHOTO
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Pollution, Radioactive contamination, Weather, Industrial pollution, Environmental concerns, Environment, Environment and nature, General news
Station Bernardo O'Higgins, Antarctica
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