The Cannikin Nuclear Bomb being lowered into the shaft at
ground zero. Water became such a problem in the shaft that pumps were run
constantly to remove it.
Ground Zero Today. Notice Cannikin Lake in the background. This is the
subsidence crater that formed from the collapse of the chimney into the void.
White Alice creek flowed into this crater for 10 months until it filled up and
emptied into the Bering Sea. Some measurements indicate that Radioactive
nucleotides are flowing into the Bering Sea. The area beneath the surface is
completely contaminated with the radioactive materials Tritium, Krypton, and
strontium-90. No technology exists to remove that contamination.
Another view of Cannikin Lake on an extraordinary weather day.