When we see the Fukushima cams, there are more than just a few times when the air molecules change color. We’ve all seen it, those of us who watch the cams, even on occasion.
We would like more info about the color changes from ionizing rads if any of you have the science data to share here. Thanks!
A greenish steam rising up between units 2 and 4.This is troubling!
~At room temperature, pure plutonium is silvery in color but gains a tarnish when oxidized.The element displays four common ionic oxidation states in aqueous solution and one rare one….
Pu(III), as Pu3+ (bluelavender)
Pu(IV), as Pu4+ (yellowbrown)
Pu(V), as PuO+2 (light pink)
Pu(VII),as PuO3−5 (green)