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That is a very good article.  I'd heard of the Oklo Reactor before, and I suspect most of the readers on this forum have as well, but there are a lot of interesting details in that article I hadn't heard before.

 

I had heard speculation that water flowing in and boiling off provided self-regulating moderation of the reaction, but I did not realize the xenon isotope spectroscopy actually confirmed this.  I also did not realize that the idea of a spontaneous nuclear reactor had been proposed years before the Oklo site was discovered.

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