BIOREMEDIATION OF PETROLEUM SPILLS IN ARCTIC AND SUB-ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTS: A FEASIBILITY STUDY
This report investigates the possibilities of utilizing bioremediation to clean up hydrocarbon contamination of soils and groundwater in both arctic and sub-arctic regimes. The Valdez oil spill, Kuparuk spill, and soil and groundwater contamination at the Fairbanks International Airport are analyzed and remediation solutions are proposed. Bioremediation is the process of enhancing indigenous microbes in soil and groundwater to metabolize organic contaminates into harmless by-products.
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Fairbanks, AK United States 99701
- Travis, M D
- Publication Date: 1989-11
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 17 p.
- TRT Terms: Airports; Bacteria; Bioremediation; Feasibility analysis; Groundwater; Oil spills; Soil remediation; Soils
- Geographic Terms: Arctic Regions
- Old TRIS Terms: Arctic area; Groundwater effects; Oil spillage; Soil bacteria; Subarctic area
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Geotechnology; Highways; Terminals and Facilities; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00492001
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM