This training presents a very effective strategy that communities, companies and governments should know and apply to increase protection standards against nuclear accidents. Mushrooms are the right solution.
- How to use some highly useful mushroom types to remove pollution by cesium (mainly) on the ground
- How to arrange them on the affected area and how to monitor the process over time
- How to create bridges of cooperation among several industries and communities affected by the issue
During this training you’ll learn the best natural opportunity to carry out long-term remediation when dealing with several degrees of radioactive contamination (including nuclear accidents, spills or leaks). All is about mushrooms application. They have to be selected, then arranged in the proper way. Depending on the affected area, some fungal strains have to be preferred. As always, it’s fundamental to use native species, for avoiding risks to the biodiversity. Mushrooms are periodically harvested then sent to other facilities for a safer disposal. This opens brand new collaboration opportunities and strengthen relationships between communities and companies.
Radioactive contamination is very concerning all around the world. This training mostly focuses the attention on nuclear accidents and what comes next. As experienced by the people after Chernobyl and Fukushima disasters, the protection of communities over years to come is the real challenge. The application of a very special strategy, made of totally natural tools, can help a lot. Some mushrooms, arranged in the proper way, allow to remove cesium left on the ground by nuclear accidents and to that over and over again.
This training is one of the best examples of community engagement for making a positive impact into the environment. First of all, because mushrooms have to be monitored and periodically harvested. In addition, this remediation envisages a long period of time. So, people are empowered in order to keep this intervention active over time.
Finally, the training presents an additional value for helping the local development through the recycling of harvested mushrooms.They are in fact a radioactive waste, but they still have a value can be exploited.
The most appropriate mushroom types you must use in order to remove the highest possible amount of radioactive contamination from the affected area; to be more precise, they are three, highly adsorptive mushrooms able to perform a great work constantly over and over again.
The importance of a good arrangement on the ground in order to make the method more and more effective over time; the arrangement scheme has to follow some precise guidelines and depending on the specific area several options may be available.
The opportunity to design a participated strategy, that is shared among communities, companies and governments; moreover, not only energy industries can benefit from this approach, to make the whole process even more effective and with long lasting benefits.
This live training focuses the attention on sites polluted by radioactive materials (mainly by cesium after releases) and belongs to the bigger framework called “Remedial Energy For Nuclear Power”. This very special framework is aimed creating natural barriers to radioactive contamination, towards a better protection standards for both energy companies and potentially affected communities. For this particular training, basically everyone can really benefit from that: from the people up to nuclear power plants (and other industries) and policymakers. By applying the proposed guidelines, there is in fact the true opportunity to increase the standard of protection for communities over time.
If you wish, there is the chance of ordering a customized handbook that covers more deeply a specific issue related to other opportunities for obtaining the very same goal, with the use of a few other alternatives to mushrooms. The identification of different mushroom types is also possible; this because native species are always to be preferred to avoid unwanted effects to the biodiversity of the area.
|Domain of application||Nuclear Energy|
|Level of difficulty||Easy – Medium|
|Tools||Live Training & Case Study|
|Main Target(s)||Communities, Governments, Companies|