Bacterial interactions with uranium: an environmental perspective.

  title={Bacterial interactions with uranium: an environmental perspective.},
  author={Mohamed Larbi Merroun and Sonja Selenska-Pobell},
  journal={Journal of contaminant hydrology},
  volume={102 3-4},
The presence of actinides in radioactive wastes is of major concern because of their potential for migration from the waste repositories and long-term contamination of the environment. Studies have been and are being made on inorganic processes affecting the migration of radionuclides from these repositories to the environment but it is becoming increasingly evident that microbial processes are of importance as well. Bacteria interact with uranium through different mechanisms including… CONTINUE READING