Groundwater contaminated by radiation from nuclear testing days

Groundwater drunk by BILLIONS of people may be contaminated by radioactive material spread across the world by nuclear testing in the 1950s

  • Researchers looked at groundwater from over 6,000 wells around the globe
  • They found traces of radioactive tritium in over half of the wells
  • Even at low doses, tritium has been linked with increased risk of cancer  
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