Development of a New Material for Long Term Immobilization of Cesium Material
With all the issues surrounding the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, this may come as a sigh of relief, at least for some of us who have been watching TV relentlessly to find out on the long term effect of all the nuclear substances that have been either released through air or water since March 11, Tohoku earth quake. Group of Japanese researchers at National Institute for Material Science (NIMS) have developed a new material capable of immobilizing highly concentrated cesium for an extended period of time.
According to the institute the new development is expected to contribute to the technology for treating radioactive cesium isotopes. Well, lets keep our finger crossed, every little bit of progress counts.