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What Are the U.S. Army’s Secret Nuclear Powered Bases Under Greenland’s Ice?

Thursday, September 24, 2015 19:49
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What can we learn about the government’s current activities based on declassified information on projects like “Camp Century?” Today, the general population that’s just going about their busy lives has been well conditioned by the media (aka the powers that be) on how to respond when someone brings up topics that are “different.” When conversations come up about taking the bible literally, about who or what built the giant megalithic structures from the ancient world, UFO/alien contact, ultra secret black budget government programs, or several other taboo subjects that are not part of the mainstream lexicon, the response is always the same, and it’s always swift. First, immediately call the person a “conspiracy theorist” and do so loud enough so that if people are nearby they can hear you. Then, if the person persists on their existing line of conversation, start laughing and pointing fingers, maybe make a joke about a “tin foil hat,” while slowly raising your voice, and finally if the person still persists, then discredit and humiliate the person by any means necessary to shut them up. 

Thankfully, when information on government activity like the infamous “Operation Paperclip,” or like the information below on “Camp Century,” comes to light, it puts the information brought forward by “Conspiracy Theorists” in a much different light. It’s only natural to wonder if the U.S. government was capable of doing things that crazy 50 years ago long before so much as an Apple IIe had been invented, then what they are up to today is very likely FAR more nefarious. It is no secret, the U.S. government is “missing” TRILLIONS of dollars that have mysteriously vanished, and thanks to the declassified information on “Camp Century,” people will likely think twice about scoffing at the notion that Global Elites Have Arranged For Trillions to be Spent On Underground Bunkers For Them, But Not You.

First, the video below is the actual declassified US ARMY FILM documenting the construction process of Camp Century, the U.S. Army’s Top Secret Arctic City Under the Ice! After the video are lots of photos taken during construction, information on who ran the base, and how it operated. At the conclusion you’ll find a second documentary on Camp Century, along with a video of Camp Century Version 2.0 (aka today’s version). Is the footage from the actual Underground Bunkers and Highway Systems the Elites Have Already Constructed? Laymen like us will probably never know. 

In the late 1950s, during the height of the Cold War, the US military constructed a secret base in the Arctic for “research” purposes. Some theorists claim that it was actually used as a covert nuclear weapons storage and/or testing facility as part of Top Secret “Project Iceworm” with the ultimate objective of covertly placing medium-range missiles under the ice sheet — close enough to strike the Soviet Union, while remaining hidden from the Danish government. Others have made even grander claims – that Camp Century was actually a weather manipulation experiment … or a U.S. Military administered Alien / UFO base! The whole truth may never be known. This video is the actual declassified US ARMY FILM documenting the construction process. What really happened there afterwards remains a mystery.

The U.S. Army’s Top Secret Arctic City Under the Ice!

Motherboard Vice Writes:

For the people who wonder why we decry the death of big science, I suggest you marvel at this: early on in the Cold War, the U.S. Army built a nuclear-powered (!) base 800 miles from the North Pole, underneath Greenland’s ice cap. It was the product of Project Iceworm, a fantastically-named plan to set up mobile missile launch sites under the ice, which served as both camouflage and a staging ground that’s much closer to Russia than the continental U.S.

The U.S. used a project called Camp Century as a cover, which the Army’s PR machine spread far and wide. Camp Century was essentially billed as a test of new designs for cheap (read: not including missile silos) Arctic bases. But while the flim-flam bases were being built on the surface, massive tunnels were being constructed below.

On top of a pile of cool photos, Defense Tech dug up the history of the base:

The 200-man base was massive , described by some as an underground city, and consisted of 21 steel-arch covered trenches; the longest of which was 1,100-feet long, 26-feet wide and 26-feet high. These tunnels contained numerous prefabricated buildings that were up to 76-feet long. The base was powered by a portable PM-2A nuclear reactor that produced two megawatts of power for the facility.

In all, the base featured:

Living quarters, a kitchen and mess hall, latrines and showers, a recreation hall and theater, a library and hobby shops, a dispensary, operating room and a ten bed infirmary, a laundry facility, a post exchange, scientific labs, a cold storage warehouse, storage tanks, a communications center, equipment and maintenance shops, supply rooms and storage areas, a nuclear power plant, a standby diesel-electric power plant, administrative buildings, utility buildings, a chapel and a barbershop.

You can see more ice base shots at Defense Tech, and a video about Camp Century below, but don’t expect to visit anytime soon. In 1966, eight years after the initial studies were started, Project Iceworm was canceled because, over time, the ice sheets shifted so much that the tunnels weren’t stable. Still, it’s fun (and ridiculously frightening) to know that the Army spent the 60s riding the wave of its batsh**-crazy nuclear ambitions.

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The base operated from 1959 to 1966 when shifting icecap made living there impossible. Today, it’s buried and crushed beneath the Arctic snows.

hqdefault Writes:

No, this picture doesn’t show a black and white image of the rebel base on the ice planet Hoth. It’s part of a semi-secret, nuclear-powered U.S. Army base that was built under the Greenland ice cap only 800 miles from the North Pole. The base was officially built to conduct scientific research but the real reason was apparently to test out the feasibility of burying nuclear missiles below the ice under an effort known as Project Iceworm. Remember, Greenland is way closer to Russia than the ICBM fields located in the continental U.S. Rumor has it that the Danish government had no idea that the U.S. was considering installing nuclear missiles on Greenland.




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Frank J. Leskovitz writes:

Camp Century was a nuclear powered research center built by the US Army Corps of Engineers under the icy surface of Greenland. It was occupied from 1959 to 1966 under the auspices of the Army Polar Research and Development Center. Its climatically hostile environment was located a mere 800 miles from the North Pole. The site was chosen May 17, 1959. At 6180 feet above sea level, this flat plateau features a mean temperature of minus ten degrees Fahrenheit, recorded temperatures of minus 70 degrees and winds exceeding 125 mph.  The average annual snow accumulation is four feet. 

The overall project was under the command of Colonel John H. Kerkering.  Captain Thomas C. Evans was the Project Officer for everything non-nuclear and Major James W. Barnett was the Resident Engineer and Nuclear Project Officer.  Captain Andre G. Broumas was the inspirational commander of the first contingent to remain at Camp Century during the winter.  “ANOTHER DAY IN WHICH TO EXCEL!” was his motto.  Construction started June 1959 and was completed October 1960.  The completed project cost $7,920,000, which included the $5,700,000 cost of the portable nuclear power plant.


Maximum use was made of snow as a building material. Camp Century utilized a ”cut-and-cover” trenching technique. Long ice trenches were created by Swiss made “Peter Plows”, which were giant rotary snow milling machines. The machine’s two operators could move up to 1200 cubic yards of snow per hour. The longest of the twenty-one trenches was known as “Main Street.” It was over 1100 feet long and 26 feet wide and 28 feet high. The trenches were covered with arched corrugated steel roofs which were then buried with snow.

Prefabricated wood work buildings and living quarters were erected in the resulting snow tunnels.  Each seventy-six foot long electrically heated barrack contained a common area and five 156 square foot rooms.  Several feet of airspace was maintained around each building to minimize melting.  To further reduce heat build-up, fourteen inch diameter “air wells” were dug forty feet down into the tunnel floors to introduce cooler air. Nearly constant trimming of the tunnel walls and roofs was found to be necessary to combat snow deformation. 


Upon completion, Camp Century was a year round arctic research center operating under the ice.  Facilities of this city beneath the ice included:

Living quarters

Kitchen and mess hall

Latrines and shower

Recreation hall and theater

Library and hobby shops

Dispensary, operating room, & ten bed infirmary


Post Exchange

Scientific labs

Cold storage warehouse

Storage tanks

Communications center

Equipment and maintenance shops

Supply rooms and storage areas

Nuclear power plant

Standby diesel-electric power plant

Administrative buildings

Utility buildings



The camp was staffed year round, with population peaking at nearly 200 over the summer months. Camp Century even had a base mascot, a hearty Siberian Husky named, “Mukluk”.


Thule Air Base, Greenland

Most of the supplies came via Thule Air Base, an arduous one hundred and fifty miles to the west. Thule Air base is the US Air Force’s northernmost base.


Water Well and Equipment 

The water supply was produced by pumping steam deep down into an ice well. This “Rodriguez Well” produced over 10,000 gallons of fresh water daily.  This fresh water supply had fallen on Greenland as snow nearly two thousand years before.

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Deep ice core drilling was a major focus. Physicist B. Lyle Hansen headed the drilling effort. From a tunnel within Camp Century, the bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet was first reached in 1961. Two initial attemps failed due to shifting ice breaking the drills. The successful 4550 foot core drilling was accomplished by utilizing a thermal drill to 1755 feet followed by an electromechanical drill. For the first time, continuous ice cores representing over 100,000 years of climatic history could be studied. It would be years later that the true value of the ice cores would be widely realized. Much has since been learned from studying the ice geology below Camp Century. The data has been revisited most recently in studies of global warming and as well as research regarding past Earth strikes by meteoroids and comets.


Other Camp Century projects focused on arctic meteorological studies and the density, hardness, strength, and permeability of snow. Camp Century was also a demonstration of how troops might live and fight under difficult arctic conditions.


With the advent of long-range bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles, it was inevitable that military attention would be drawn to remote but strategic arctic regions. Camp Century may have also been a pilot project for a network of proposed missile sites under the ice sheet, code named “Project Iceworm.”  During this period of the Cold War, the US Army was working on plans to base newly designed “Iceman” ICBM missiles in a massive network of tunnels dug into the Greenland icecap.  The Iceworm plans were eventually deemed impractical and abandoned.  (No missiles were ever known to have been based at Camp Century.)

Camp Century was designed to have a useful life of at least ten years with proper maintenance. However, due to unanticipated movement of the glacial ice, it essentially became a summer camp in 1964.  Maintaining the tunnels at Camp Century required time-consuming and laborious trimming and removal of more than 120 tons of snow and ice each month.  Camp Century was abandoned for good in 1966.  The Greenland icecap, in constant motion, would completely destroy all the tunnels over the course of several years. 


Camp Century Revisted–1969

An Army team revisited Camp Century during the summer of 1969.  Severe damage to the underground city was documented at this time.  Observed were buckling metal arches, torn and twisted steel beams, snapped supporting timbers, and the still furnished buildings and other equipment being slowly crushed under the extreme pressure of the encroaching snow.  Today, it is likely that most of Camp Century has been reclaimed by the ice. Its twisted wreckage is a permanently frozen memorial to Man’s desire to explore even the most hostile places of Earth.



The US Army Nuclear Power Program was created to develop small nuclear power reactors for use at remote sites. Most were based on existing US Naval reactor designs. Eight reactors were built in all, and six of the eight produced useful power.  The nuclear reactor at Camp Century was the first of the US Army’s portable reactors to actually produce power.

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PM-2A Reactor Vessel

The portable nuclear power plant at Camp Century was designated PM-2A. Its designation indicates: “P” for Portable; “M” for Medium Power; “2” for the sequence number; and the letter “A” indicates field installation. The PM-2A was rated two megawatts for electrical power and also supplied steam to operate the water well. The PM-2A was built by Alco Products, Inc. of Schenectady, New York. The USNS Marine Fiddler transported the reactor from Buffalo, New York to Thule Air Base in Greenland, arriving on July 10, 1960.  Up to this time, it was the most valuable cargo ever shipped out of the port of Buffalo.  In addition, the Army flew one of the three blast coolers to Thule on a C-124 Globemaster to demonstrate the practicality of air transport.  Four hundred tons of pipes, machinery, and components were then carefully transported over the ice in twenty-seven packages. Special care was taken not to damage the parts, since intensely cold metal can become dangerously brittle.  As a credit to superb packaging, a ceramic top to a lab cabinet was the only item damaged during transport.

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PM-2A Control Panel

In seventy-seven days, the Army team assembled the prefabricated reactor. Just nine hours after fuel elements containing forty-three pounds of enriched Uranium-235 were inserted into the reactor, electricity was produced. It was soon discovered that additional shielding would be necessary.  This shielding was accomplished by adding a layer of two inch thick lead bricks to the primary shield tank.  Except for downtime for routine maintenance and repairs, the reactor operated for thirty-three months, until July 9, 1963, when it was deactivated pending a decision to remove it.  This decision stemmed from plans to discontinue year-round operations at Camp Century to reduce costs. In addition, the tunnel support structure sheltering the reactor was suffering from reoccurring damage due to compacting snow.  A conventional diesel powered plant would have consumed over one million gallons of fuel over the same period.  While the power plant was designed to provide 1560 kilowatts of power, Camp Century’s power needs peaked at 500 kilowatts, and gradually declined from there.  During the reactors operational life, a total of 47,078 gallons of radioactive liquid waste was discharged into the icecap.  The PM-2A was removed in the summer of 1964 by the 46th Engineers based at Fort Polk, Louisiana.  No military service was willing to accept the plant at another location so the PM-2A’s components were put into storage. The reactor vessel was subjected to destructive testing in order to study neutron embrittlement of carbon steel. Phillips Petroleum Company conducted the testing for the US Atomic Energy Commission in 1966.  After extreme testing, it was found to be much more durable than expected.  Failure of the vessel finally occurred at minus twenty degrees Fahrenheit and 4,475 pounds per square inch pressure after hydrochloric acid was added to a machined defect. 

The inability of the Army to resite the Camp Century power plant foreshadowed the end of the Army’s Nuclear Power Program.



Boy Scouts Kent Goering and Soren Gregersen look over the control panel of the PM-2A Nuclear Reactor

On August 30, 1960, two Boy Scouts were selected to serve as “Junior Scientific Aides” at Camp Century, upon invitation of the Army Engineers.  Their job was to assist the engineers and scientists at Camp Century.  The two chosen were Kent Goering, of Neodesha, Kansas and Soren Gregersen of Korsor, Denmark.  Goering and Gregersen were selected from the many top Scouts who applied.  Beginning in October of 1960, they spent five months living and working in the city under the ice.  Goering stressed that the principal lesson he learned was “how to live with others and myself, in isolation, at close quarters, every minute of every day for months.”  Gregersen, who spent two consecutive summers at Camp Century, described his time there as a great personal experience, and one that most likely influenced his career choice of geophysics.

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Camp Century Map 

Camp Century, Greenland


77° 11′ N, 61° 08′ W



On August 24, 1961, a Sikorsky CH-34 left Camp Century en route to Camp Tutu in Greenland.  The helicopter went down within minutes of leaving Camp Century, crashing approximately one mile to the west.  All six on board were killed instantly.  Killed were the pilot, Captain Owen B. Neff, copilot 1st Lt. Joseph F. Garrity, Jr., crew chief SFC John H. Lawton, PFC Jerald L. Murphy and US Army Chaplain, Captain Paul J. Lynch.  Also perishing was Mr. Ole Schou, a citizen of Denmark.  PFC Murphy was returning to Thule for dental work.  Mr. Schou was associated with the post exchange.  Captain Lynch had just celebrated Catholic Mass at Camp Century.  An incoming twin-engined De Havilland Caribou spotted the wreckage spread out along the icecap.  Those working within Camp Century heard and saw nothing.  Investigations which followed revealed an incorrectly positioned switch which placed the CH-34 in a nose down attitude from which the pilot could not recover prior to impact.




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