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Eating Volatile Garbage: Bacteria for Bioremediation

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There is much in the way of microbial activity that is taking place in one of the world’s most poisonous dumps, which turns out to be cleaning up the place.

Take the 150-foot-high garbage dump in Colombia, South America. Soon it may have life as a public park thanks to work from researchers at the University of Illinois and The National University of Colombia in Medellin, who are demonstrating that bacteria in the dump can neutralize numerous contaminants in the soil.

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