Wed May 18 15:38:07 CDT 2011
"They put the mix in a pressure vessel and heated it at 200 degrees
Celsius for 45 minutes, after which the soil was 100 percent
cesium-free. The same process conducted at 100 degrees Celsius reduced
Cesium levels by 60 percent. The researchers said the nitric acid
solution can be reused."
This is likely to be hard on everything living in the soil. It bears a
certain philosophical resemblance to a line attributed to George
Armstrong Custer: "We will bring peace to this land if we have to kill
every last one of them."
I await the outcry when someone discovers that while the amount of
radioactivity is being decreased in the soil, it is being concentrated
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