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Bioremediation as a Removal Response Action at Opa Sites

By Osc, Vincent E. Zenone

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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Bioremediation as a Removal Response Action at Opa Sites  
Author: Osc, Vincent E. Zenone
Language: English
Subject: Ecology, Natural resource issues, Environemtal protection
Collection: Environmental Awareness Library Collection
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Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: EPA recommends the natural attenuation processes be evaluated when assembling an appropriate removal action plan for a site with petroleum contaminated soils. While natural attenuation processes include biodegradation, sorption, dispersion, and volatilization, numerous studies have indicated that the natural, in-situ biodegradation process, often called intrinsic bioremediation, is a primary mechanism for the attenuation of petroleum hydrocarbons. Biodegradation is the only natural attenuation mechanism that has the potential to destroy the contaminants in-situ with nontoxic inorganic end products.

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