Document Type

Report

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Bioremediation of Contaminated Surface Soils

Publisher

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Publication Date

8-1989

First Page

1

Last Page

23

Abstract

Biological remediation of soils contaminated with organic chemicals is an alternative treatment technology that can often meet the goal of achieving a permanent clean-up remedy at hazardous waste sites, as encouraged by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) for implementation of The Superfund Amendments and Authorization Act (SARA) of 1986. Bioremediation is consistent with the philosophical thrust of SARA, for it involves the use of naturally occurring microorganisms to degrade and/or detoxify hazardous constituents in the soil at a contaminated slip to protect public health and the environment.Bioremediation of contaminated soils, including applications and limitations, has been addressed.

Comments

Publication made available electronically April 24, 2012.

Share

COinS