Bacterial Communities of Uranium-Contaminated Tailing Ponds and Their Interactions with Different Heavy Metals

Discharge of uranium tailings and contaminant effluents from uranium ore extraction sites creates huge burdens of anthropogenic radioactivity and greatly alters the ecosystem

Paltu Kumar Dhal

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Discharge of uranium tailings and contaminant effluents from uranium ore extraction sites creates huge burdens of anthropogenic radioactivity and greatly alters the ecosystem
  • Microbe-based bioremediation has emerged as a potential alternative to hazardous mine waste management as well as removal of toxic contaminants efficiently from the environment
  • Yong P, Macaskie LE Bioaccumulation of lanthanum, uranium and thorium, and use of a model system to develop a method for the biologically-mediated removal of plutonium from solution

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