Alcohol Ban at US Antarctic Base After Harassment Claims

– Alcohol ban at US Antarctic base after harassment claims

– Workers will still be able to buy a weekly ration of alcohol from the station store

– Decision comes after 2022 report found most women at base had been sexually assaulted or harassed

– Move aims to create a safer and more inclusive work environment

– Alcohol consumption can impair judgment and increase risk of sexual misconduct

The National Science Foundation has said that it is committed to creating a safe

– and respectful work environment for all employees, and that the alcohol ban is one step in achieving that goal.

Other Antarctic bases have implemented similar bans in recent years

in response to concerns about sexual harassment and misconduct