New way to tame mine water

25 April 2016 - 02:15 By Graeme Hosken

Ground-breaking research on nuclear waste by US scientists has given their South African colleagues working on preventing the pollution of this country's water by the acid-water draining from old mines a new and powerful tool.Scientists at Washington University, in St Louis, have discovered a new method of immobilising - binding as a compound with another substance - uranium in contaminated groundwater.

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