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Radionuclide Dispersion

Nuclear deposits in sea ice may be released with increased melting, threatening global human and environmental health.

Nuclear testing between 1957 and 1963 has deposited long-lived radionuclides on sea ice, particularly around Novaya Zemlya Archipelago in Kara Sea. Melting sea ice could result in the release of these long-lived radionuclides to the sea and threaten global human health.


The final storylines will be selected based on their impact on certain environmental risks, such as radionuclide dispersion. In this section you will find how one of our Arctic storylines impacts radionuclide dispersion and what this means for the environment and global human health.