posted on Dec, 15 2005 @ 12:56 PM
And now they are 130 meters away !
Well, the Russians have been asked to stop drilling because the rig they are using, uses Kerosene to melt the ice as the bit moves deeper.
The worlds leading Scientists have asked them (The Russians) to stop drilling because they will contaninate the site.
And now the Russians in Antartica are 130 meters away from breaking through into Lake Vostok.
The Russians will pollute the lake with Kerosene as the bit breaks through into Lake Vostok and the most pristine water on earth will lost to
ignorance and greed.
Russian scientists drill Antarctica to the bottom
Antarctica is the world's most secure bank
Russian scientists have drilled the ice to nearly 3,700 meters reaching the time equivalent of 440,000 years. The drilling is conducted above the
underground lake in the vicinity of the Russian station Vostok.
Russian scientists intend to continue drilling though the main objectives of their research are glaciology and paleontology.
They are going to reach the underground lake after drilling the last 130 meters. The underground lake may have some unknown life forms.