[ RadSafe ] Removing Cesium from Soil

Nielsen, Erik C. Nielsen.Erik at epa.gov
Tue Mar 19 13:12:06 CDT 2019

I would this this would virtually be impossible.

Cs is bound on the cation exchange capacity of the soil (typically the clay fraction) and this is also complicated by Potassium being a common soil constitualnt and plant nutrient.

Not sure how you could drive a reaction to pull it out of soil and still have anything even close to soil at the end of the process.

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