Microorganisms and Radioactive Waste Management
Date: August 2008
Is there any information about microorganism which collects
radioactive wastes? Is this research in progress and what is the latest\
news about refining the radioactive elements?
From the standpoint of a physicists, I can say there is perhaps some team
looking into this, be it graduaate students or grant reserch. But from my
side of the desk keep in mind that raadiation is cumlative at some point
even bacteria will not survive if the dose is high enough & or long enough.
Lower doses of certain minerals, nuc. elements can collect in specific areas
of a living creature man or bacateria. There causing peroxides to form,
displacement of DNA/RNA etc.. So the high levels and toxic levels of many
materials from reactors and similar ata this point show bacteria as no way
of dealing with nuc. waste material at this point.
Hope this helps.
Prof. H Przekop, BioPhysicis
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