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  • Viridian Bioprocessing in conjunction with British Nuclear Fuels and Dundee University have started a three-year research and development project to find biotechnical methods of reclaiming land contaminated by toxic metals. The £1 million project, with half funding from the Department of Trade & Industry, will first study bioleaching of contaminants such as lead and cadmium out of the soil, then biosorption to concentrate the leached contaminants, and finally methods of using micro-organisms to stabilise and contain the contaminants.

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