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Abstract

Until recently, scientists believed that the chemical elements were synthesized only in stars. The discovery of the Oklo phenomenon in 1972 has revealed, however, that a nuclear “fire” had existed on the earth and large-scale transmutations of the elements were occurring on our planet billions of years ago.

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Fission Product Uranium Mineral Spontaneous Fission Fission Yield Uranium Salt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul K. Kuroda
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Chemistry, Chemistry BuildingUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA

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