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"Green Rust" Shows Promise In Eliminating Selenium Soil Contamination

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January 28, 1998
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A surprising alternative to microorganisms for immobilizing selenium contamination in soil and sediment has been identified by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Green rust, a harmless natural iron oxide, was shown to chemically react with toxic selenium, converting it to a safer elemental form.

BERKELEY, CA. -- A surprising alternative to microorganisms for immobilizing selenium contamination in soil and sediment has been identified by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Green rust, a harmless natural iron oxide, was shown to chemically react with toxic selenium, converting it to a safer elemental form.


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