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Want to clean oil spill??? 2006 news: oil eating mircobes

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posted on May, 30 2010 @ 07:19 PM
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Want to clean oil spill??? 2006 news: oil eating mircobes


www.scientificamerican.com

In our fossil-fuel age, oil spills remain a major problem. From the Exxon Valdez to the recent Prestige disaster in Spain, several million tons of oil soils the world's seas every year, causing ecological catastrophe. Scientists developing cleanup strategies have looked to the microbes that thrive in the wake of such spills as one solution. Now, thanks to a detailed breakdown of one of the most effective of these oil-eaters, they are closer to having biologically based remedies for such environmental disasters.
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posted on May, 30 2010 @ 07:19 PM
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That was 4 years ago!!! Surely we can use this...
Science works fast. I found several websites online the purport that these microbes eat oil and multiply as long as the oil is there. Once the oil is exhausted, the microbes die.

We should be looking at every possible venue. This catastrophe has to potential to poison all the oceans of this planet I believe.

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posted on May, 30 2010 @ 08:11 PM
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There is an entire site devoted to 'ideas', suggestions, ect- and wanna know what? BP hasn't done a thing with them. Neither has the govt.

And they wont- and refuse to let anyone do anything, either- so... why bother with any more ideas? No one who should be listening IS.



posted on May, 30 2010 @ 08:25 PM
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Folks, those microbes are as much a problem as a solution. Yes, they can break up oil, and they do. But a) the stuff, that they break the oil into is occassionally even more toxic than the actual oil and b) they use up all the oxygen in the water to do so, thereby creating dead zones, where all usual forms of marine life, like fish, crabs, plankton... suffocate.



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