Bioremediation for Marine Oil Spills

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This OTA background paper evaluates the current state of knowledge and assesses the potential of bioremediation for responding to marine oil spills. Our basic message is a dual one: we caution that there are still many uncertainties about the use of bioremediation as a practical oil spill response technology; nevertheless, it could be appropriate in certain circumstances, and further research and development of bioremediation technologies could lead to enhancing the Nation’s capability to fight marine oil spills.

Creator(s): United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: May 1991
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Office of Technology Assessment
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  • Creation: May 1991
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This OTA background paper evaluates the current state of knowledge and assesses the potential of bioremediation for responding to marine oil spills. Our basic message is a dual one: we caution that there are still many uncertainties about the use of bioremediation as a practical oil spill response technology; nevertheless, it could be appropriate in certain circumstances, and further research and development of bioremediation technologies could lead to enhancing the Nation’s capability to fight marine oil spills.

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36 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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Series Title: Background paper
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Office of Technology Assessment
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  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 9109
  • SUDOC: Y 3.T 22/2:2 B 52/7
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  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc39684
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