04 Apr '11, 9pm

Algae Could Be Key to Nuclear Waste Clean Up

Studies done on Closterium moniliferum, a bright green pond algae, found that it could be effective at sequestering Strontium 90, one of the most dangerous radioactive materials created in a nuclear reactor and consequently present nuclear waste sludge. The material has a half-life of 30 years and is drawn to bone, carrying with it a very high bone cancer risk for those exposed to it.

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/monitoring-pollution/3470-algae-co...

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