New Publication in WP2 sheds light on Uranium Mine Waters

written by Nadja Železnik
19. Jan 2024
Categories: Papers

Colleagues from the University of Granada and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, in collaboration with WISMUT GmbH, have published an article in Environmental Science and Pollution Research, which highlights research from Task 2.7 in RadoNorm. The paper is titled Biostimulation of indigenous microbes for uranium bioremediation in former U mine water: multidisciplinary approach assessment and is authored by A. M. Newman-Portela, E. Krawczyk-Bärsch, M. Lopez-Fernandez, F. Bok, A. Kassahun, B. Drobot, R. Steudtner, T. Stumpf, J. Raff & M. L. Merroun. The study characterises mine waters from former uranium mines in terms of their chemical content and microbial diversity. Long-term experiments on these mine waters revealed that adding and incubating with glycerol managed to remove 99% of uranium, which therefore shows promise for bioremediation strategies for such legacy mining sites.

This and more publications can be found on the RadoNorm website.

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