FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 01, 2021

Is bacteria the future of oil spill and radioactive waste cleanup? (video)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2021 — The Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 released millions of tons of oil into the ocean. As governments and the oil industry were trying to clean up the disaster, bacteria were already hard at work. In this episode of Reactions, our host, Sam, creates an oil spill at home and puts bacteria to the test: https://youtu.be/n2761go6OYg.

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