Clean up abandoned U.S. military base in Greenland
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Greenland is renowned for being one of the most untouched places on earth. An abandoned U.S. Air Force base with over 10,000 aviation fuel barrels mar the pristine landscape to this day.
The US Air Force base, Bluie East Two, was abandoned in 1947 and everything was left behind: vehicles, asbestos laced structures, and well over 10,000 fuel barrels. Many of the barrels are still filled.
I spent time at the base camping out over the last two summers in order to photograph the pollution.
The base remains an environmental problem which should be cleaned up. The "Army’s Environmental Restoration Program" is a program to clean up active and old bases. There have been discussions in the past regarding a clean up, but nothing has been done to date to remove the debris and fuel barrels.
I'm adding daily photos of the project to instagram @kenbowerphoto.
[The Air Force was a division under the US Army during WWII]
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