The Oklo Reactor: The World’s Only Natural Nuclear Reactor

August 31, 2012 by  
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Nuclear power is often perceived as a technology that defies the natural order – but simply head to Africa and you’ll find the world’s first and only natural nuclear reactor. Located in the Oklo region of Gabon in Africa, the Oklo Reactor consists of 16 uranium-rich sites where self-sustaining nuclear chain reactions took place billions of years ago. The reactors ran for a few hundred thousand years, averaging 100 kW of power output during that time. Read the rest of The Oklo Reactor: The World’s Only Natural Nuclear Reactor Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: natural nuclear reactor , naturally occurring reactor , nuclear power , oklo nuclear reactor , oklo reactor , renewable energy , The Oklo Reactor

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