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PowerPoint Lecture Notes: Prehistoric Nuclear Reactors

Papers cited in lecture notes or used in their preparation:

Nuclear Power - But the Blow Up!:

CRS Report to Congress – "Power Plants: Characteristics and Costs" - 2008 (cached copy)

Report of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island - 1979 (cached copy)

The Chernobyl Accident - International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group - 1992 (cached copy)

Chernobyl Accident - World Nuclear Organization - Updated 2014 (cached copy)

Preliminary Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Daiichi Accident International Atomic Energy Agency (cached copy)

What Happened at Fukushima - A Technical Perspective - Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (cached copy)

Prehistoric Nuclear Reactors:

On the Stability of Uranium Minerals, P.K. Kuroda, Journal of Chemical Physics 25(4), pp.781-2 - 1956 (cached copy)

A Natural Fission Reactor, George A. Cowan, Scientific American - July 1976 (link)

Record of Cycling Operation of the Natural Nuclear Reactor in the Oklo/Okelobondo Area in Gabon, A. P. Meshik, C. M. Hohenberg, and O. V. Pravdivtseva, Physical Review Letters 93 , p.182302 - 2004 (link)

The Workings of an Ancient Nuclear Reactor - Scientific American - Januray 2009 (link / cached copy)


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