Enriched Uranium Particle Appears Over Alaska – and No One Knows Why

There’s a whiff of something radioactive in the air.

A research plane flying over the Aleutian Islands on Aug. 3, 2016 detected a single speck of enriched uranium floating about 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) above Alaska’s far-western island chain, according to a new research paper that will be published in April in The Journal of Environmental Radioactivity.

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Source: Live Science