OPINION - Tech & Science Daily: Expert on Nazi shipwreck chemical leak

WWII shipwreck has leaked many pollutants into the sea, changing the ocean floor around it ( Frontiers in Marine Science)
WWII shipwreck has leaked many pollutants into the sea, changing the ocean floor around it ( Frontiers in Marine Science)

A professor of risk and disaster reduction from University College London has told Tech & Science Daily we should be concerned about shipwrecks, munition and even nuclear waste that was dumped in our seas and oceans after World War II.

Professor David Alexander’s responded to a report warning of toxic chemicals leaking from a WW2 Nazi patrol boat in the North Sea.

He said there are shipwrecks with weapons and explosives all over Europe which are at risk of leaking chemicals into the environment.

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