Lecture_1_ESM214_05

Lecture_1_ESM214_05 - ESM 214 Bioremediation Winter 2005...

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ESM 214 Bioremediation Winter 2005
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Motivations for the Course Wastewater Eutrophication Disease drinking water fishing recreation Toxic releases Wildlife loss Cancer, birth defects drinking water particulate inhalation direct contact
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Eutrophication (Source: http://www.umanitoba.ca/institutes/fisheries/eutro.html )
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Sewage spills, beach closures in CA: http://www.healthebay.org/brc/closures.asp
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Love Canal (1978) 20,000 tons toxic waste buried A community in a “state of emergency”
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Kesterson Reservoir, San Joaquin, CA (Source: http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Archive/greenrust.html)
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Bemidji Oil Spill (source: http://water.usgs.gov/nrp/organic/bemidji.htm ) ca. 10,000 barrels in 1979
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Bioremediation the act of treating waste or pollutants by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that can break down the undesirable substances the branch of biotechnology that uses biological process to overcome environmental problems
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