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Using Bacteria to Clean Up Toxic Waste in California

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Published on Jun 29, 2009

Accessible version: http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/fea... US EPA's proposed enhanced biological treatment uses cheese whey and molasses as a food source for natural microbes that live in the soil and ground water. The video describes the use of this enhanced biological treatment (or bioremediation) at the Romic facility in East Palo Alto, California. These microbes break down the contaminants into carbon dioxide, water and salt.

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