Minerals in waste remediation

Published: Sunday, 26 July 2009

With a shift in US environment policy and a global push for a cleaner environment, George Hawley reviews the potential of minerals in waste disposal

Industrial minerals, with or without modification, play a key role in removing and sequestering harmful waste products. A number of recent developments including Sweden’s plans for utilising bentonite in nuclear waste disposal have highlighted this growing trend in the industry (see IM July ’09, p.24: Bentonite’s nuclear disposal role). There...

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