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Missing Radioactivity in Ice Cores Bodes Ill For Part of Asia


November 18, 2008

Lonnie Thompson When Ohio State glaciologists failed to find the expected radioactive signals in the latest core they drilled from a Himalayan ice field, they knew it meant trouble for their research. But those missing markers of radiation, remnants from atomic bomb tests a half-century ago, foretell a much greater threat to the half-billion or more people living downstream of that vast mountain range. Full Story

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