"Cold War-Era Military Site Continues To Pollute Fish And Yupik People"

"Three years after the Army Corps declared it sufficiently cleaned up, a former Air Force station continues to contaminate wildlife on remote St. Lawrence Island

Despite decades of cleanup, a former Cold War-era military station on St. Lawrence Island continues to pollute fish, and researchers say the indigenous Yupik people near the site are likely being harmed as well.

According to a new study, fish near the Northeast Cape Air Force Station — located on St. Lawrence Island, which is in the Bering Sea between Alaska and Siberia — remain highly contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), which were dumped and left behind in water and soil after the station closed in 1972."

Brian Bienkowski reports for Environmental Health News December 4, 2017.

Source: EHN, 12/04/2017