Bivalves, such as clams and oysters, are known to bioaccumulate radioisotopes such as Sr-90, and can be used to concentrate radiation in their shells.
A consortia of optimized radiotrophic microorganisms are used to remediate holding tanks of radioactive wastewater, the resulting black cake can be stored in glass bricks.
84% remediation for Cs-137 in first 48hr
Radiotrophic fungi can be used to hyperaccumulate radioisotopes and, therefore, be used to remediate soils (as shown by strains isolated from Chernobyl).
Plant native deciduous and conifer trees, along with hyper-accumulating mycorrhizal mushrooms, particularly Gomphidius glutinosus, Craterellus tubaeformis, and Laccaria amethystina (all native to pines). G. glutinosus has been reported to absorb – via the mycelium – and concentrate radioactive Cesium 137 more than 10,000-fold over ambient background levels. Many other mycorrhizal mushroom species also hyper-accumulate. Continuously remove the mushrooms under HAZMAT protocols, which have now concentrated the radioactivity, particularly Cesium 137, to an incinerator. Burning the mushroom will result in radioactive ash. This ash can be further refined and the resulting concentrates vitrified (placed into glass) or stored using other state-of-the-art storage technologies.
Zeolite mixed with concrete can be used to stop further accumulation of rainwater entering the site and waste leaks from entering groundwater.
Stops further leaks
Advanced Water Distillation (AWD) process is a safe, simple and reliable technology used to separate hydrogen isotopologues, with the main applications being detritiation of light and heavy water.
Patent-pending Modular Detritiation System (MDS). This technology is based on the principle of combined electrolysis catalytic exchange (CECE) and releases only clean oxygen and hydrogen with no liquid effluent.
Farmers in Japan are using effective microorganisms (EM) as part of their soil remediation practice to reduce radioisotope concentration in their crops.
(Current TEPCO plan)
Discharge 1.3M+ tons of radioactive waste water into the ocean post-ALPS treatment, which uses ion resins to capture radioisotopes.
They have only tracked 19 of the 64 radioactive nuclides.
Est $500 Billion USD
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