How Organisms Can Help to Decontaminate Soil

The German Democratic Republic may have ceased to exist thirty years ago, but incredibly it’s still reckoned to be one of the biggest uranium-producing countries. Well over 200,000 tonnes of uranium, a highly radioactive element, were produced in and around Thuringia and Saxony, which has resulted in severe contamination of the soil in those areas. Image Credit Soil Contamination Affects Future Land Use When soil is contaminated by the presence of heavy metals, acid formation helps to dissolve those metals, leaching them into the surrounding ground and potentially contaminating groundwater.…

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