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Officials To Kill Mystery Bacteria U.S. Nuclear Site Before Its Studied

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7:53
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Mystery bacteria at U.S. nuclear site — Official: It will be killed before being studied (PHOTO)

Title: Mystery bacteria ‘cobwebs’ found in SRS cooling tank
Source: Aiken Standard
Date: May 4, 2013

Mystery bacteria ‘cobwebs’ found in [Savannah River Site (South Carolina)] cooling tank [...]

Sometime in Fiscal Year 2011, “cobwebs” of bacteria were first discovered [...]

[Maxcine Maxted with Department of Energy] said that the bacteria would be killed before being studied. [...]

Not knowing the “food” source for these bacteria adds to the mystery. [...]

“The cobweb material density has not noticeably increased since the original mapping in December 2011,” [Amy Caver of DOE Public Affairs] said. “In the locations where the cobweb material was removed during sampling in January 2012, there has been little to no cobweb material reformation. [...]

See also: Paper: Strange growth discovered on spent fuel could be “biological in nature” — White, stringlike material resembles spider web

Via Energy News


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