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Originally posted by MolecularPhD
The solution is “Geobacter” a genus of proteobacteria; this anaerobic respiration bacteria species; has the ability to turn long chain and short chain hydrocarbons into environmentally safe carbon dioxide; these types of Geobacter can completely eliminate these hydrocarbon chains from both waterborne and ground penetrated hydrocarbon chains. These Geobacter’s can self replicate quickly in a high concentration of hydrocarbons; and use the hydrocarbons as a source of food. As their source of food is eliminated (hydrocarbons) so are they along with the volume of their food source, they simply die off and decay becoming useful sources of organic material.