Nuclear weapons interfere with carbon dating
National Archives, RG 77-AEC) Sixty years ago this month, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan, and the Japanese government surrendered to the United States and its allies.
With the material that follows, the National Security Archive publishes the most comprehensive on-line collection to date of declassified U. government documents on the atomic bomb and the end of the war in the Pacific.
The fossil fuels we're burning are old — so old they don't contain any C-14.
The more we burn these fossil fuels, the more non-C-14 carbon we pump into the atmosphere.
Various methods exist differing in accuracy, cost and applicable time scale.
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