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A new study has found that the nuclear tests performed during the Cold War during the 1950s and 1960s have left a very disturbing legacy on our planet — they have infiltrated the bodies of crustaceans in deep ocean trenches.
The study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, notes that elevated levels of radiocarbon, coined "bomb carbon" by the researchers, have been found in amphipods, creatures that feed on ocean surface organisms when they fall to the ocean floor.
"Although the oceanic circulation takes hundreds of years to bring water containing bomb [carbon] to the deepest trench, the food chain achieves this much faster," said Ning Wang, a geochemist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in a statement.

"Bomb carbon" is also referred to as carbon-14 and has been found as deep as 7 miles below the surface in the deepest part of the western Pacific Ocean.
Though carbon-14 does appear naturally in the atmosphere and some living organisms, the researchers found that the elevated levels of the radioactive element seen in the amphipods are due to the nuclear bomb tests. Neutrons expelled from the bombs, reacted with nitrogen and carbon and ultimately formed the radioactive carbon.

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