1.8 Bllion Yrs Old Oklo Nuclear Reactor Man-Made or Mystery: Fact Check

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The mention about the Nobel prize winner Glenn T. Seaborg saying the nuclear reactor wasn’t a natural occurrence, but a man-made product seems to be taken from a related article on Ancient Code website ancient-code.com in May 2015. But the article only mentions Glenn T. Seaborg pointing that for Uranium to “burn” in a reaction, conditions must be exactly right. For instance, the water involved in the nuclear reaction must be extremely pure.

Various Tests and Investigations

Various scientists conducted years of tests and investigations at the 16 sites of Oklo mine. They suggested self-sustaining Nuclear Fission reactions took place that ran for a few hundred thousand years. At the time the Natural Nuclear Fission Reactor was operational. Notably, the natural Uranium contained approximately 3 percent U-235 (a higher concentration). The Gabon reactors were most likely moderated by Ground Water and operated through a series of “on/off” cycles over the years, probably generating an average of less than 100 kilowatts of thermal power during that time.

As of this writing, Oklo is the only known location of Natural Nuclear Fission Reactor; scientists however are not certain how many sites like that exist in the world.

Hoax or Fact:

Mixture of Hoax and Facts.


The Workings of an Ancient Nuclear Reactor
Natural nuclear fission reactor

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Prashanth Damarla