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DOE funds radioactive isotope study

PULLMAN – Chemist Nathalie Wall of Washington State University and a colleague at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
have been awarded more than $600,000 from the Department of Energy for a study of how a radioactive isotope moves in soil and water.

Information from the study will help scientists understand and predict radioactive particle migration on the Hanford Site. 

Chemists know quite a bit about the solubility and movement of radioactive materials in some chemical states, but have little information about other natural conditions. Wall’s study concerns chemical behavior in states of limited … » More …