Fukushima: Decontamination and Zeolite
CARTORADIATIONS 22 May 2011
The major problem of current nuclear mega site during
disintegration of Fukushima Daiichi is the global
contamination and especially in Japan by the radioactive
particles, contamination is a long and very long term, soil,
water and air to a multitude of transmitters that generate
scattered radioactivity from radioisotopes or radionuclides
component particle [Interview
luminary Takashi Hirose].
If Chernobyl and Fukushima are two major nuclear disaster in
their differences there is one that is not anodyne: Unlike
Chernobyl located in Ukraine, Fukushima in Japan, values,
innovation and a willingness to overcome associated with
"genius" Japan leads the rest of the world totally
unexpected findings. In recent days the Japanese media
quoted a name hitherto unknown to the public: the zeolite
mineral present deployed in testing phases in the ocean and
ground ... decontaminate absorb the term is more
Who, aside from geologists know the zeolite or zeolite?
Who knows the properties, which are a veritable encyclopedia
of the 48 different natural zeolite known?
Reading the file
Wikipedia on the zeolite is
very surprising from the first line that speaks volumes for
the following: "A zeolite, or zeolite is a microporous
mineral silicates belonging to the group, in which it forms
a family in the subgroup of
tectosilicates (mineral architecture dimensional
scaffold with a load ... negative, resulting from the
replacement of silicon by aluminum in the tetrahedra, which
is compensated by the presence cations (positively charged
ion) M (K, Na, Ca, Ba, Li ..) in the cavities of the
structure. " The radiation spectrum of ionizing radiation,
including X and Gamma are electromagnetic fields, it is easy
enough to understand that the zeolite can interfere
positively on the mechanisms of ionic exchanges.
To complete the approach to knowledge and uses of natural
zeolite with paramagnetic
an unusual structure, we strongly recommend reading two
recent articles by Dominique Guillet
by zeolites" and "
The powder of rocks from the class of
zeolites " .
Concrete operator in Japan TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
site has begun to dispose of bags containing zeolite in the
ocean facing the nuclear power plant, hoping to absorb as
possible the Pollution radioactive cesium, cesium 137, which
notably has a lifespan of 30 years.
Currently being tested are 10 bags of 100 kg of zeolite
crushed sand which were deposited by TEPCO. It is planned to
increase the quantities and make regular withdrawals to
check the values surface Radiation capture of the mineral.
Meanwhile the Japanese TV channel NHK broadcast a report on
early experiences that will take place on the Testing of
soil remediation, among the tests is included not only the
flood rice, but also surfaces in general with the
establishment of drainage channels that contain the zeolite
to absorb the radioactive material.
Nevertheless the current problem is that 3 or 4 reactors
during disintegration of the nuclear
Fukushima Daiichi permanently reject a range of radioactive
particles into the atmosphere and of highly radioactive
waste in the basement and the ocean. Unfortunately, this
finding may persist or even worsen with high probability
..., annihilates now all these laudable and innovative
experiences for the decontamination of soil recovery.