Radiation: Icy Search for Hot Debris

On the frigid ice sheet 7 miles from Thule, Greenland, last week, members of an Air Force recovery team continued their hunt for H-bomb parts and contaminated debris scattered by the crash of a B-52 SAC bomber last month. Searchers armed with scintillation counters came upon chunks of wreckage that caused their instruments to go off scale at their maximum 2 million counts-per-minute rate—indicating a level that was above the highest count recorded at the Palomares, Spain, crash site in 1966. To minimize the threat that the radiation poses to plant and animal life, the recovery operation will continue...

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