Complex in situ bioremediation of upper aquifers near the uranium sludge depository

  • Safonov A.V. 1, 2
  • Popova N.M. 1
  • Ershov N.A. 1
  • Artemiev G.D. 1
  • Buslaeva P.A. 1
  • Boguslavskiy A.E 3
  • 1 A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical chemistry and Electrochemistry of the Russian academy of sciences, 40 Obruchev street, Moscow, 117342 Russia
    2 Nuclear Safety Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBRAE), 52 Bolshaya Tulskaya Street, Moscow, 115191, Russia
    3 V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IGM SB RAS) 3 Ac. Koptyuga ave., Novosibirsk, Russia, 630090.
Keywords: uranium, nitrate, ammonium sulphate pollution, bioremediation, sludge depository


The goal of the study was to investigate the microbial community in the groundwater with high nitrate concentration of a suspended surface uranium sludges repositories (Siberia, Russia) and to determine the possibility of in situ groundwater bioremediation.