Alghe e Fukushima

Global searches for microalgae and aquatic plants that can eliminate radioactive cesium, iodine and strontium from the radio-polluted aquatic environment: a bioremediation strategy

Shin-ya Fukuda • Koji Iwamoto • Mika Atsumi •
Akiko Yokoyama • Takeshi Nakayama •
Ken-ichiro Ishida • Isao Inouye • Yoshihiro Shiraiwa

Received: 17 July 2013 / Accepted: 3 September 2013 / Published online: 18 December 2013
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Seventeen microalgae, aquatic plants and algae that are able to efficiently remove radioactive cesium, iodine and strontium from the environment were identified. The findings add to existing bioremedial options which could help to decrease radiopollution in the Fukushima area. Such measures are of utmost importance, because a large quantity of radioactivity has been released into the atmosphere.


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