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Industrial lead pollution beat explorers to the South Pole by 22 years and persists today
July 28, 2014
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole in December 1911. More than 100 years later, an international team of scientists, led by Joe McConnell of Nevada's Desert Research Institute, have proven that air pollution from industrial activities arrived long before.
Desert Research Institute
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