Mycoremediation of the Japanese landscape after radioactive fallout: Nuclear Forest Recovery Zone by Paul Stamets

“By sampling other mushroom-forming fungi for their selective ability to hyper-accumulate radioactivity, we can learn a great deal while helping the ecosystem recover. Not only will some mushroom species hyper-accumulate radioactive compounds, but research has also shown that some mycorrhizal fungi bind and sequester radioactive elements so they remain immobilized for extended periods of time. Surprisingly, we learned from the Chernobyl disaster that many species of melanin-producing fungi have their growth stimulated by radiation.”

 

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Gomphidius glutinosus hyper-accumulates radioactive Cesium 137
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