DeconGel

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DeconGel is a gel used to clean up after chemical and nuclear disasters.[1] DeconGel was used after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan to remove high levels of radiation from the Asahimachi Baptist School, after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami compromised reactors and cooling baths at TEPCO’s Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The product has been tested by numerous agencies and organizations in Japan including first responders, nuclear power plant operators, and private companies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zimmerman, Eilene (25 May 2011), "Blue goo sucks up toxic waste", CNNMoney, retrieved 23 June 2011

Further reading[edit]

  • Draine, Amanda (2 March 2009), Decontamination of Medical Radioisotopes from Hard Surfaces Using Peelable Polymer-based Decontamination Agents (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 15 June 2011, retrieved 23 June 2011
  • Hanley, Kyle J. (22 March 2010), Evaluating the surface protection and decontamination efficiency of DeconGel 1101 toward Cs-137 spilled on biological, salt-covered, rusty, wet and solid painted surfaces
  • Sutton, Mark; Fischer, Rovert P.; Thoet, Mark; O'Neill, Mike; Edgington, Garry (17 June 2008), Plutonium Decontamination Using CBI Decon Gel 1101 in Highly Contaminated and Unique Areas at LLNL, doi:10.2172/945677
  • VanHorne-Sealy, Jama D. (10 July 2008), Evaluating the efficiency of Decon Gel 1101 for removal of Cs-137, Co-60, and Eu-154 on common commercial construction materials