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Pentagon’s Secret Underground Nuclear City In The Arctic

Secret Underground Nuclear City In The Arctic | A Potential Threat
WW3 FEARS: Pentagon’s secret underground tunnels of MOBILE NUCLEAR bases REVEALED THE US government built a fully-functioning mobile nuclear base below the ice of Greenland in preparation for war, it was revealed during a documentary. more https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1084951/ww3-fears-pentagon-mobile-nuclear-base-greenland-spt   By CALLUM HOARE, Feb 10, 2019 In 1960, the United States ran a highly publicised project known as Camp Century on the island to study the feasibility of working below the ice. However, declassified files show it was actually a cover-up for a top-secret Cold War programme. Project Iceworm was the code name for the United States Army’s mission to build a network of mobile nuclear missile launch sites.

The ultimate objective was to place medium-range missiles under the ice — close enough to strike targets within the Soviet Union.

YouTube series “The Real Secrets of Antarctica” revealed how the project came to light in January 1995.

The 2017 documentary detailed: “Some very interesting disclosures were declassified about US military installations in Greenland which took place in the 1960s.

“They fed the American people a highly publicised story about advances in research and building an underground city below Greenland called Camp Century.

Only later did the truth about Project Iceworm surface.

“The Pentagon was attempting to put in place mobile nuclear launching sites to utilise thousands of miles of tunnels.”

Project Iceworm was to be a system of tunnels 2,500 miles in length, used to deploy up to 600 nuclear missiles, that would be able to reach the Soviet Union in case of nuclear war.

The missile locations would be under the cover of Greenland’s ice sheet and were supposed to be periodically changed.

A total of 21 trenches were cut and covered with arched roofs within which prefabricated buildings were erected.

These tunnels also contained a hospital, a shop, a theatre, and a church and the total number of inhabitants was around 200.

From 1960 until 1963 the electricity supply was provided by means of the world’s first mobile nuclear reactor, named PM-2A.

Water was supplied by melting glaciers and tested to determine whether germs were present, including tests for the plague virus.

However, just three years after it was built, ice core samples taken by geologists demonstrated that the glacier was moving much faster than anticipated and would destroy the tunnels and planned launch stations in about two years.

The facility was evacuated in 1965, and the nuclear generator removed.

Project Iceworm was canceled, and Camp Century closed in 1966.

February 10, 2019 - Posted by | General News

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