Honey from several regions of the US shows traces of a radioactive element from nuclear testing that took place in the 1950s and 60s, according to a new study. The study, published in Nature Communications, reported that 68 of 122 honey samples from Maine to Florida show varying amounts of cesium-137, a relic of bomb tests conducted during the cold war. The bombs were detonated by the US and the Soviet Union on American soil from Nevada and New Mexico, the Marshall Islands and the Russian Arctic archipelago Novaya Zemlya. The prevailing winds brought the cesium eastwards, and the relics are still circulating in plants and animals 50 years later.
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