Cleaning up depleted uranium with natural fungi -

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Vatic Note: Don't you just love it when we find something so simple to aid us in countering the effects of the insane acts these PTB put us through? If we actually pull this off, then this is just another satanists soft kill plan gone awry.   God is good.  He is watching over His own, that's us.  He promised us that we would have to go through the tribulation, but that he would ".... make the time short for the elect"

Just another example of how we are smart enough to counter some of their actions.   Adaptable enough to change direction in where we are headed and creative enough to think outside the box.   Why can we do this, while the powers that be cannot???  Easy, we have souls, they do not.  

Fortunately there are enough of us left that confirm the criminal nature of the act of using DU in a war zone since its not a defensive weapon, rather a Weapon of aggression used against another nation without them knowing about it and that is against the Geneva Conventions of warfare.   Boy, when we take these animals down, they are going to be one sorry lot..... 

By the way, guess who is to Uranium as DeBeers is to diamonds???  The Queen of England.   She is the largest Uranium mine owner in the world.  We did a blog on that early on.   She is enriched with every DU shell used in war, while the native populations pay for it with their lives, or their childrens deformities.  Isn't that a crime against humanity?  If its not, then it should be.  Bug your elected officials, after all they are suppose to be working to protect us.

Cleaning up depleted uranium with fungi
By Claire Thomas, Cosmos Online,  May 14, 2008

Humble soil fungi are being tested for their ability to clean up toxic depleted uranium left in the wake of modern warfare. 
Cleaning up depleted uranium with fungi
Cleaner war zones: Fungal hyphae with crystals of uranyl phosphate attached. Credit: University of Dundee
SYDNEY: Humble soil fungi are being tested for their ability to clean up toxic depleted uranium left in the wake of modern warfare.  Currently, the task of removing potentially dangerous DU from soil involves chemical treatments that are time-consuming, expensive and hazardous in themselves.  (VN: figures since one of the illuminati families is the chemical kings of toxic poisoning, the DUPONTS.... you know who they are.  Monsanto and Syngenta are next.)

However, British scientists have now cultivated a variety of fungi that can mop up depleted uranium (DU) dust from the soil and turn it into a form less likely to get taken up by people and other organisms.

Weakly radioactive

Artillery containing DU has been developed relatively recently and has been used in conflicts in Iraq and the Balkans. DU is a by-product of the process that produce enriched uranium for nuclear power stations and atomic weapons. It has a level of radiation roughly 40 per cent lower than the natural uranium ore it is extracted from.
However, since uranium is around twice as dense as lead, the military uses DU in the form of superdense anti-tank rounds able to punch holes in armoured vehicles.

There has been considerable debate about the risk associated with DU in the environment. Many studies have found no link between the metal and ill health, while others have reported small rises in birth defects in areas contaminated with it. Even though DU is only weakly radioactive, it has a half-life of thousands of years and also has a chemical toxicity similar to lead.
When a DU round hits a tank, 10 to 35 per cent of the shell turns into a widely dispersed fine dust. If these particles are inhaled or ingested, they can cause tissue damage and long-term exposure may lead to cancer, argues Marina Fomina an environmental microbiologist at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Furthermore, crops in the soil may take it up, and deliver it along the food chain to animals and people, she said.
Fomina is part of a team of researchers in the U.K. who have identified a range of fungi that can take up DU; both free-living soil fungi and symbiotic species that live in a partnership with plants.
These fungi can “chemically lock up” the DU, said Fomina, preventing it from entering the food chain for several years. Her team’s experiments have shown that the fungi colonise the surface of the uranium dust and biochemically transform it into more inert uranyl phosphates. This prevents the uptake of the metal by plants and microbes, and stops it from leaching out of the soil, the researchers report in a study published last week in the journal Current Biology.

“Very useful process”

“This phenomenon could be relevant to the future development of various remediation and revegetation techniques for uranium-polluted soils,” write the authors.
“This is a process that no-one really knew about before,” commented Victor Galea of the University of Queensland’s School of Land, Crop and Food Sciences, in Brisbane, Australia. While the research is still in its very early stages “it could translate down the track to being a very useful process,” he said.

The next step to a viable decontamination agent is finding a way to harvest these fungi from the soil, and that will be no easy task. The fungi tested by Fomina’s team is very delicate, so it would be difficult to remove it from the soil. “It is made up of hyphae, which are microscopic threads – it’s a little like having fairy floss grow through sand,” said Galea.
While the researchers have made an important first step in this direction, more work will be needed before the fungus can be used to extract the DU from the soil for good, he said.

Eventually, Fomina’s team hope that the fungi could be used in former war zones by simply sprinkling it on the ground or cultivating symbiotic fungi alongside the plants it lives off.

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