posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 11:19 PM
Whenever a nuclear dust cloud drops particles onto land, there seems to be several ways to mitigate the long-term contamination…
(I suggest) Protect property with a removable surface: It amazes me nobody has even attempted to cover valuable Japanese property with
plastic or (some other form) of sheeting. This is because (although neutron particles, coming from individual atoms) would still easily pass through
plastic; the original sources of those neutron particles (i.e. hundreds of thousands of atoms forming air-blown radioactive particles) could far more
easily be removed after the contaminating period (even if rain water drain simply moved-concentrated particles into soil filters which could be
removed as whole patches). This idea would make sense, in that most land is worth far more than any sheet of plastic.
Just scrub contaminated land-buildings. This form of decontamination is used and makes great sense in the decommissioning of intensely
radioactive structures. ajw.asahi.com...
It is also being used to obviously a limited degree in
Japan with the consequence huge amounts of low level waste are accumulated.
3. But could there be a way to instantly accelerate nuclear contamination?
Ideally you want a robotic machine firing beams (of whatever
type) onto contaminated land, so causing every radioactive particle to rapidly decay away (i.e. within whatever time it takes for the machine to pass
over said land). I already know you can accelerate radioactive decay with moderated (i.e. slow-moving) neutrons, but the amount you would need to fire
at radioactive land to cause such a rapid decay would be both colossal and dangerous, and would (at least if done incompletely) make the situation
worse when semi-stable fissionable isotopes (like U238 -Depletive Uranium) were part of the nuclear contamination.
But I also know that everything radioactive has a Half Life, so what I want to ask ATS's scientific minded brains is…
Can something with a half-life of e.g. 30 years be activated into getting its decaying business over and done with without using Neutron radiation?
Could there (perhaps) be a specific frequency of photon radiation (even Quantum Entangled photons) that could cause a slow decaying atom, to just
Photon radiation having the advantage it never makes things more radioactive, and usually isn't dangerous.
I already understand everything inside this universe sits within a sea of Virtual Photons
and that these (although not really like
particles at all) have something to do with causing an individual atom with a half life of 3.8 days (like Radon) to have a 50% chance of decaying over
3.8 days, (no matter how much our Radon atom is separated from other radioactive atoms).
Anyhow if anyone does have ideas, I'm sure they might be of much good to this world.