Trends in phytoremediation of radionuclides

  title={Trends in phytoremediation of radionuclides},
  author={Slavik Dushenkov},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  • S. Dushenkov
  • Published 1 February 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant and Soil
Phytoremediation, a novel plant-based remediation technology, is applied to a variety of radionuclide-contaminated sites all over the world. Phytoremediation is defined as the use of green plants to remove pollutants from the environment or to render them harmless. Current status of several subsets of phytoremediation of radionuclides is discussed: (a) phytoextraction, in which high biomass radionuclide-accumulating plants and appropriate soil amendments are used to transport and concentrate… 

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