Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Nuclear waste eaters: Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria

Tiny single-cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal, say researchers. Although bacteria with waste-eating properties have been discovered in relatively pristine soils before, this is the first time that microbes that can survive in the very harsh conditions expected in radioactive waste disposal sites have been found.



from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/WNMEJw

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