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Microbes Generate Electricity While Cleaning Up Nuclear Waste

Posted by Lindy on September 7, 2011

Now this is a fairly complicated ideas but read the link if you dare!

Put as simply as possible, geobacter bacteria manage to not only survive in amongst toxic uranium but neutralize it wild using energy to produce electricity! As you probably know, one of the major problems with exploiting nuclear power is the waste products, and in the case in Japan following the tsunami, what to do if the uranium escapes. These little guys look like they may be the answer! While nuclear power is known as a carbon-free way of producing electricity, their down-side has put off many countries from exploiting it


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