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Beer-barrel bacteria breathe toxic brew

University of New South Wales researchers have shown that they can safely destroy hazardous industrial toxins in groundwater arising from PVC plastic production by injecting naturally occurring bacteria into a contaminated ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Environment
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Toxic compounds in groundwater

Vinyl chloride is a cancer-causing compound formed from solvents in groundwater systems under anaerobic conditions. These solvents are used in many industrial applications around the world and often belong to the most encountered ...

dateJun 22, 2011 in Environment
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Tracking groundwater pollution to its source

Computer algorithms might be useful in identifying sources of groundwater pollution, according to researchers in Australia and India. Writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management they explain how no ...

dateJun 22, 2011 in Environment
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Electrical water detection

A quick and easy way to detect groundwater in semi-arid hard rock areas that is also economical could improve the siting of borewells to improve clean water supply in the developing world. Details of the approach are outlined ...

dateJun 22, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Microbes that immobilize

Using a model organism isolated from a uranium seep of the Columbia River, scientists recently quantified how extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) in subsurface environments can be used to immobilize heavy ...

dateJun 02, 2011 in Environment
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