bioremediation

Linnea Ista lkista at UNM.EDU
Mon Nov 25 15:08:50 EST 1996


On Mon, 25 Nov 1996, R. Keith Poole wrote:

> I'm trying to track down examples of the use of microorgansims in
> bioremediation for an introductory microbiology course I'm teaching in
> January.  Is anyone aware of examples (not in the lab but in the real
> world) where bugs were used in this way?  I seem to recall that the
> Exxon Valdez cleanup might have involved bugs but I'm not sure and I
> don't have any specific details.  Thanks.
> 
> 
Eric Nutall  here at UNM doing bioremediation on an old uranium mine.
I think this is funded by the U.S. department of energy. You might find 
more examples on the DOE homepage. I think there was also a big project 
on the St. Regis river in Upstate New York a few years ago. Sorry I can't 
get more specific. 

Good luck!
Linnea




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