After 100 years World War I battlefields are poisoned and uninhabitable

One hundred years after the Battle of Verdun, when more than 60 million artillery shells–carrying poison gas, toxic metals, and unspent explosives–rained over the French countryside, some of the ground is still unable to support life. It may take another millennium to completely clean. Ponder that for a minute as you read the article.

The damage will be healed in 300 to 900 years.

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