Can iodine and caesium be removed from waste water?

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sci_fi1 asked the Naked Scientists:
   
In reference to the problem of dumping radioactive iodine and caesium into the Pacific off Japan...

Why can't these two elements be reacted, condensed, filtered or otherwise removed from the water before dumping it?  Perhaps dumping powdered iron into the discharge area for the Iodine as an example.

I'd appreciate an informed answer...

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Dave

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« Last Edit: 10/04/2011 14:30:02 by _system »

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