Japanese scientists have developed a technology for purifying radioactive soil and water
Specialists from the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency have developed a technology to extract strontium isotopes from water and soil, according to Japanese public television.
According to media reports, the method involves the use of pork bones, which contain a large amount of phosphates, including apatites. They absorb strontium isotopes 20 times faster than all existing technologies. Experts also claim that this method is particularly cheap.
It is noted that the scientists intend to apply the technology during decontamination work at the Fukushima-1 NPP.
On April 13, the Japanese government gave permission to drain part of the water from the Fukushima-1 station into the world's oceans. Scientists claim that the water as a whole is free of radioactive substances, but it still contains a large amount of tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen.
Earlier it became known that a number of countries, including Russia, protested against the decision to drain water from the Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant into the World Ocean.