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Sunflowers and Chernobyl

Transgenic strains of sunflowers that could remove as much as 95% of toxic contaminants in as little as 24 hours
tested after 12 days, the cesium concentrations within the sunflower roots were reportedly 8,000 times that of the water, while the strontium concentrations were 2,000 times that of the water.

  • Hemp plants
  • Biodynamics/Mycorhizal Fungi/Soil Biology
  • Hybrid poplars and willow at Argonne National Lab (tritium)
  • Coyote Willow at Hanford SiteĀ  (strontium 90)
  • Nuclear Forest Recovery Zone (Stamets)
  • Melanizing fungi (bind up radiation into least soluble form)