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Coca-Cola® for Determining Bioaccessible Uranium in Contaminated Mine Soils

  • Bernd Lottermoser
  • Ewald Schnug
  • Silvia Haneklaus
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

There is an increasing need for low-cost soil testing procedures that accurately determine the bioaccessibility of metals in contaminated land. This study demonstrates that the use of Coca-Cola Classic® in single extraction tests provides an excellent indication of bioaccessible U in contaminated mine soils. Moreover, soft drinks are superior in terms of availability, costs, preparation and disposal compared to traditional chemicals (e.g. DTPA). Coca-Cola® extraction tests may be used for environmental impact assessments of U mine sites, nuclear fuel processing plants and waste storage and disposal facilities.

Keywords

Soft Drink Waste Rock Environmental Impact Assessment Extraction Test Disposal Facility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernd Lottermoser
    • 1
  • Ewald Schnug
    • 2
  • Silvia Haneklaus
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Earth SciencesUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia
  2. 2.Institute for Crop and Soil ScienceJulius Kühn-Institute (JKI), Federal Institute for Cultivated PlantsBraunschweigGermany

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