Common Pond Algae Can Sequester High-Level Radioactive Waste (Strontium-90)

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Closterium Moniliferum VS. Radioactive Strontium-90
One of the problems of dealing with nuclear waste is that the more dangerous byproducts are often mixed in with low-level waste, and it can be very complex to separate them. But researchers at Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered that a common freshwater algae can remove strontium-90 from water and sequester it inside solid bariu…Read the full story on TreeHugger