Biorecovery of Uranium from Minewaters into Pure Mineral Product at the Expense of Plant Wastes

@article{PatersonBeedle2009BiorecoveryOU,
  title={Biorecovery of Uranium from Minewaters into Pure Mineral Product at the Expense of Plant Wastes},
  author={Marion Paterson-Beedle and Lynne E Macaskie and Jennifer E. Readman and Joseph A. Hriljac},
  journal={Advanced Materials Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={71-73},
  pages={621 - 624}
}
Perceived environmental problems of nuclear fuel fabrication, use and treatment limit the acceptability of nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels. This applies to nuclear fuel processing and reprocessing but contamination also occurs at source via run-offs from current and historic mining activities. The price of uranium (U3O8) in the1990s was US$10/lb but is currently US$ 58/lb, peaking in 2007 at US$135/lb. With the potential global expansion of nuclear power as an alternative to… 
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