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Small Modular Nuclear Reactor, Project IceWorm - PM2A Top Secret Nuclear Missile Launch Facility and Complete Camp Century City Under Arctic Ice; Hidden From Ally Government, Failure Of SMR Covered Up


Pro nuclear propaganda history about Camp Century
VIDEO: 31 min.

In May 1959, the Army Corp of Engineers built a secret nuclear missile launch base under the Arctic. They named this city, Camp Century. This secret Army base was built 150 miles from Thule AFB in Greenland, under a huge glacial ice sheet. This video documents the construction of this secret city, as well as the installation of a portable nuclear modular reactor (PM2A), under the ice.


You can see that to load this reactor, they have to lift the rods and assemblies completely out of the water and then put them into the reactor. What happens when the reactor needs refueling? The now highly radioactive rods have to be lifted out of the water, which means lethal radiation levels for anyone in the vicinity. Where does the nuclear waste in the form of spent fuel rods go? How are they stored? How are they cooled? Do they drop them down a hole in the ice along with the sewage? 

This small modular and portable nuclear reactor illustrates just a few of the problems associated with these reactors. Due to the numerous problems that developed, this modular nuclear reactor project was abandoned in favor of going back to diesel fuel. Next generation modular reactors will suffer from the same problems as was the case with this one. 

Wikipedia; "The ultimate objective of placing medium-range missiles under the ice — close enough to strike targets within the Soviet Union — was kept secret from the Danish government. To study the feasibility of working under the ice, a highly publicized "cover" project, known as Camp Century, was launched in 1960.[1] However, unsteady ice conditions within the ice sheet caused the project to be canceled in 1966.

Details of the missile base project were secret for decades, first coming to light in January 1997, when the Danish Foreign Policy Institute (DUPI) was asked by the Danish Parliament to research the history of nuclear weapons in Greenland during the Thulegate scandal.[1]


To test the feasibility of construction techniques a project site called "Camp Century" was started, located at an elevation of 6,600 feet (2,000 m) in northwestern Greenland, 150 miles (240 km) from the US Thule Air Base. The American radar and air base at Thule had been in active use since 1951. 

Camp Century was described at the time as a demonstration of affordable ice-cap military outposts. The secret Project Iceworm was to be a system of tunnels 4,000 kilometres (2,500 mi) in length, used to deploy up to 600 nuclear missiles, that would be able to reach the USSR 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. While Project Iceworm was secret, plans for Camp Century were discussed with and approved by Denmark, and the facility – including its nuclear power plant – was profiled in the Saturday Evening Post magazine in 1960. 

The "official purpose" of Camp Century, as explained by the US Department of Defense to Danish government officials in 1960, was to test various construction techniques under Arctic conditions, explore practical problems with a semi-mobile nuclear reactor, as well as supporting scientific experiments on the icecap.[2]

A total of 21 trenches were cut and covered with arched roofs within which prefabricated building were erected.[3] With a total length of 3,000 metres (1.9 mi), these tunnels also contained a hospital, a shop, a theater and a church. 

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/portable nuclear reactor, designated the PM-2A and designed by Alco for the US Army.Water was supplied by melting glaciers and tested to determine whether germs such as the plague were present. 

Within three years after it was excavated, ice core samples taken by geologists working at Camp Century demonstrated that the glacier was moving much faster than anticipated and would destroy the tunnels and planned nuclear missile 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. 

The project generated valuable scientific information and provided scientists with some of the first ice cores, still being used by climatologists today.[4]

Size of proposed missile complex 

According to the documents published by Denmark in 1997, the US Army's "Iceworm" missile network was outlined in a 1960 Army report titled "Strategic Value of the Greenland Icecap". If fully implemented, the project would cover an area of 52,000 square miles (130,000 km2), roughly three times the size of Denmark. 

The launch complex floors would be 28 feet (8.5 m) below the surface, with the missile launchers themselves even deeper, and clusters of missile launch centers would be spaced 4 miles (6.4 km) apart. New tunnels were to be dug every year, so that after 5 years there would be thousands of firing positions, among which the several hundred missiles could be rotated. 

The Army intended to deploy a shortened, two-stage version of the US Air Force's Minuteman missile, a variant the Army proposed calling the Iceman.[5] The entire "Project Iceworm" idea must be viewed with the context of U.S. military inter-service rivalry of the late 1950s, as the US Army competed against the Navy and Air Force for a share of America's new and expanding nuclear deterrent. The Army's nuclear power program, authorized in 1954, gave the Army the stepping stone it used to reach for greater nuclear clout. 

Sheet ice elasticity 

Although the Greenland icecap appears, on its surface, to be hard and immobile, snow and ice are visco-elastic materials, which slowly deform over time, depending on temperature and density. Despite its seeming stability, the icecap is, in fact, in constant, slow movement, spreading outward from the center of Greenland. 

This spreading movement, over the course of a year, causes tunnels and trenches to narrow, as their walls deform and bulge, eventually leading to a collapse of the ceiling. By the summer of 1962 the ceiling of the reactor room within Camp Century had dropped and had to be lifted 5 feet (1.5 m). 

During a planned reactor shutdown for maintenance in late July 1963, the Army decided to operate Camp Century as a summer-only camp and did not reactivate the PM-2A reactor. The camp resumed operations in summer 1964 using its standby diesel power plant, the portable reactor was removed that summer, and the camp was abandoned altogether in 1966.[6] Operation Camp Fistclench was the prelude to this nuclear missile project.

When the camp was decommissioned in 1967, its infrastructure and waste were abandoned under the assumption they would be entombed forever by perpetual snowfall. A 2016 study found that the portion of the ice sheet covering Camp Century could start to melt by the end of the century, if current trends continue.[11] If the ice melts, the camp’s infrastructure, as well as any remaining biological, chemical and radioactive waste, could re-enter the environment and potentially disrupt nearby ecosystems.[12][13]"


Secret Underground Nuclear City In The Arctic | A Potential Threat

Camp century was built as part of a top secret project called Iceworm eight meters under the Ice in Greenland. It was built at the height of the cold war between the US and the USSR in 1959. Built to be a ballistic missile site ,it's true purpose was hidden from from the Danish government who was told that the city was being built as a research center to study the feasibility of working under the ice.

The city was an incredible network of underground tunnels that stretched out over three kilometers. It could accommodate over 200 soldiers and had everything you would expect a self sufficient city to have.

There was a hospital,laboratories,shops, and even a cinema. Even more incredibly it was powered by the world's first portable nuclear generator.

Eventually engineers realized that the project would not work. Solid as it may seem the arctic ice is a viscoelastic substance, a mixture of snow and ice that is constantly shifting. Inevitably the constant
shifting would warp and collapse the tunnels. So the camp was decommissioned and abandoned in 1967.

The camps infrastructure and waste which included biological chemical and radioactive waste were left behind entombed under the ice. It was presumed at the time that it would remain so forever.

However a 2016 study found that the ice sheet covering the camp will start to melt by the end of the century. At that point the waste left behind will re-enter the environment disrupt nearby ecosystems and pose new hazards. 

Whose responsibility it will be to clean up the waste is unclear at this time and it could be the cause of new political tensions between the US and Greenland.


When the army abandoned Camp Century in 1967, it left behind a lot of waste, some of it radioactive, beneath the ice. Assuming that barren northwestern Greenland would lie frozen forever, it didn't seem worth the effort and expense to haul it all away. A new paper in the journal Geophysical Research Letters shows that was not the wisest decision. The pace of climate change in the Arctic has far exceeded that in the rest of the world. The researchers found that meltwater around Camp Century exceeds the annual freeze, meaning that eventually all that waste will end up exposed. It could happen within just 88 years of melting at the current rate.

The team found the waste at Camp Century covers 55 hectares (136 acres), roughly the size of 100 football fields. They estimate the site contains 200,000 liters (53,000 gallons) of diesel fuel, enough for a car to circle the globe 80 times. Based on building materials used in the Arctic at the time, the authors speculate the site contains polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pollutants toxic to human health. They also estimate the site has 240,000 liters (63,000 gallons) of waste water, including sewage, along with radioactive coolant from the nuclear generator. Looking at existing business-as-usual climate projections, the team determined the wastes would not remain encased in ice forever, as was assumed by both the U.S. and Denmark when the camp was abandoned. Instead, they could melt and re-enter the environment.

If this small modular nuclear reactor had worked out great, they would have continued it and expanded these small reactors to other small bases way out in the wilderness. The fact is that this small modular reactor FAILED, and the cover up around why and how it failed speaks volumes. The military industrial complex is worshiping at the alter of nuclear power, and never says a negative word about it. It is obvious they dumped a bunch of radioactive waste into the ice fields and just left it, assuming no one would care. Well, the ice moves and ends up in the ocean eventually, which is where all of the radioactive waste that they left behind will also end up. 

Only whistle blowers that may be coming forward in the near future may reveal the dark underbelly of this evil beast, which poisons everyone and everything around it via the heavy metal radioactive poison emissions and radiation coming out of it, much like the individuals coming out now that they are suffering from cancer, from McMurdo Station SMR. 

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In summary, Project Iceworm demonstrates that the plans of the nuclear armed military industrial complex are flawed, severely lacking in even basic risk analysis and safety considerations. The military hid what they were REALLY doing despite having written agreements with a friendly foreign government for this project. 

They are capable of lying to friends and allies with a casualness that rivals what sociopaths do and how they operate. What is to prevent them from lying to soldiers about radiation exposure, or to US citizens about whatever they want to lie about, around nuclear radiation, waste disposal, harm from radiation, etc.?

Bottom line, all nuclear weapons and reactors need to be abolished globally, for many reasons. The Carrington Effect is coming, and humanity is not ready.


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