posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 01:40 AM
I used to do work for a company that treated railroad ties with creosote. They did bio remediation because they contaminated the groundwater around
their plant. It was actually a relatively simple process and it was quite effective. They pumped water out of the ground and into tanks, the
bacteria did their thing, then the clean water was injected back into the water table. This was obviously done a much smaller scale than what would
be necessary to even make a dent in the gulf oil spill, but it's a good idea. I wonder if you could introduce the bacteria directly on the spill, in
open air.....I wonder how effective that would be.
[edit on 19-7-2010 by wwwizard]