Focus on Blocking Strontium: All About Apatite
Focus on Blocking Strontium: All About Apatite (Number of pages: 2) (Publication Size: 290KB)
|Description||Apatite is the name of a common type of mineral. Apatite minerals have the ability to capture and hold radioactive and metal contaminants. Strontium-90, a radioactive contaminant, in the groundwater at Hanford poses a threat to human health and the environment. Apatite will be injected into the Columbia River shoreline near N Reactor. As the groundwater moves toward the river, the apatite will absorb strontium-90 and prevent it from reaching the river.|
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|Keywords||apatite barrier, Columbia River, radioactive waste, Hanford, ground water, strontium|
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