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Monday, August 29, 2011


Japanese researchers believe growing sunflowers will remove radioactive cesium from contaminated soil around the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, and are planning a project to plant as many of the yellow flowers as possible this year.
They have invited people to sow sunflower seeds near the Fukushima prefecture power station, hoping the sunflower will become a symbol of recovery in the areas affected by the nuclear crisis.
After the sunflowers are harvested, they will be decomposed with bacteria.
After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, sunflowers and rape blossoms were used to decontaminate soil in Ukraine. Radioactive cesium of various kinds is similar to kalium, a commonly used fertilizer. If kalium is not present, sunflowers absorb cesium instead.
If the harvested sunflowers are disposed of by burning, radioactive cesium could be dispersed through smoke. This is why the researchers are considering using hyperthermophilic aerobic bacteria – used to produce compost – to decompose the plants and slash the amount of radioactive waste that needs to be dealt with.
Officials have gathered about 300 kilograms of sunflower seeds and have also asked Thailand, a major producer of sunflower seeds, for cooperation in the project.
They also requested high schools in and near the 30-kilometer zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant to grow sunflowers on their school grounds.
Source: The Yomiuri News 2011-04-23

Spiritual decontamination is much more important for our eternal well-being!
So repent of your sins, like King David of old, and believe that God can fully decontaminate you by the precious Blood of Jesus!

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. ... Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:2,7

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