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Old September 10 2009, 10:11 PM   #1
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Bacteria Used To Make Radioactive Metals Inert

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090908193444.htm

how would say the phosphoric elements work into this .,?

does anyone with some chemical experience? understand this? or do I go to some people I know as chemists ., >>>they are saying it is still radioactive even after digestion and sedimentation ., It really is a good idea you know.,
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Old September 10 2009, 10:15 PM   #2
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Radioactive Bacteria Destroys Tokyo, Demands Seat on UN Security Council!


OK, seriously. The article mentions that the strains they currently have are difficult to control. I'd see that as an advantage myself.
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Old September 10 2009, 10:22 PM   #3
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Radioactivity isn't a chemical process, it is a nuclear one. So it unaffected by things like chemical bonds and temperature.

But being made into water insoluble compounds means it isn't going to be absorbed into biomass as readily.
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Old September 10 2009, 11:23 PM   #4
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You do realize the substances are still radioactive... they are just made into substances that are not soluble and won't react with the environment.

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Old September 11 2009, 01:31 AM   #5
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So after the bacteria is done with the stuff, it's like the women I generally find myself attracted to: hot and noble.
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Old September 13 2009, 06:54 AM   #6
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So while not a panacea, it could be useful in the handling and storage of some radioactive wastes.

But not others.
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Old September 13 2009, 01:22 PM   #7
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Does this have anything to do with that slime lifeform they found a few years ago that was utterly immune to all radiation?
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Old September 13 2009, 04:53 PM   #8
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Anwar,

I never heard of such a lifeform...
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Old September 13 2009, 05:47 PM   #9
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2 years ago there was this article about how these scientists who put a probe down into a toxic waste dump site found living slime on the probe when it came back up. Analysis of the slime showed it was utterly immune to radiation, and its' regenerative capability was so strong that you could hit it with a nuke and it would regenerate.
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Old September 13 2009, 09:50 PM   #10
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I had car battery problem once, a type of fungus was inside, attached to the metal plates, living on the acid.
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Old September 13 2009, 11:49 PM   #11
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2 years ago there was this article about how these scientists who put a probe down into a toxic waste dump site found living slime on the probe when it came back up. Analysis of the slime showed it was utterly immune to radiation, and its' regenerative capability was so strong that you could hit it with a nuke and it would regenerate.
Well, we're screwed.
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Old September 14 2009, 12:19 AM   #12
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Radioactive Bacteria Destroys Tokyo, Demands Seat on UN Security Council!
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