North Carolina researchers use forest byproducts to keep radioactives out of H2O
With the recent devastating natural-calamities that hit the technological-gurus of the world, Japan, radioactive waste has turned into a hue concern, after the world having watched a nuclear reactor exploding in 419-31. Radioactive waste entering a water supply source could spell doom to the people consuming it and the environment that thrives on it, including marine life and tress. There is however hope, in the form of a organic filter created by researchers at the North Carolina University. Using forest byproducts and crushed crustacean shells, the researchers have chiselled out a filter in the form of a solid foam material that absorbs radioactive materials like radioactive iodide and heavy metals from water.
Armed with a material like this, the world need not worry too much about three-eyed radioactive fish landing up on their sushi conveyer belt!