Nuclear Pollution in the Arctic: The Next Chernobyl? Briefing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, November 15, 2016 [open pdf - 5MB]
This is the November 15, 2016 briefing titled, "Nuclear Pollution in the Arctic: The Next Chernobyl?" held before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. From the opening statement of Paul Massaro, policy adviser on economic and environmental issues at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe: "the issue of nuclear pollution remains highly topical. Just last week, a diver off the coast of Canada may have discovered a nuclear weapon lost by the United States in 1950. Even though it appears this weapon is likely not a threat, it highlights the continued relevance of the issue, especially in the Arctic, where the concentration of nuclear material is significant. While the Arctic has in recent years received greater attention on the Hill, the issue of Arctic nuclear pollution has been noticeably less present. At today's briefing, we hope to gauge the level of danger associated with this threat, as well as examine the interests of the United States, Russia and other Arctic Council nations towards the region. Ideally, we will come away with a better understanding of what needs to be done in order to mitigate any potential environmental damage to the Arctic and beyond." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Nils Bohmer, Julia Gourley, and Jon Rahbek-Clemmensen.
Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/