Friday, December 18, 2015

Radioactive matter migrates more quickly through fractured carbonate rock

A new study has determined the impact of intrinsic colloid formation on increased migration of leaked radioactive materials in the environment. Colloids are microscopic inorganic or organic solids that remain suspended in water. Intrinsic colloids are formed when radioactive waste mixes with other dissolved components in the groundwater, such as bicarbonate.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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