Nuclear science can help contain soil erosion, land degradation

24 December 2014

The latest techniques in nuclear science can help protect soil from degradation, according to the UN nuclear agency.

Soil erosion is the main contributor to land degradation, leading to annual loss of 75 billion tons of fertile soil.

An interregional training course was recently held at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to assess soil erosion and find suitable solutions for controlling it.

Scientists from all over the world travelled to the agency’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria, to study these innovative techniques.

Steve Thachet has this report.

Duration: 3’38’’

 

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