New Cesium-Specific Pump Created in Bacteria (image) Nagoya Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption A study based on site-directed mutagenesis that changed the key amino acids within a bacterial ion pump has produced a cesium pump, which could potentially extract cesium from the environment in the presence of light. This new technology could be applied for decontamination of nuclear hazards, such as those created during the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Credit NITech Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.