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.

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36 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. May 1991.

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  • Main Title: 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.

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36 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. Bioremediation for Marine Oil Spills, report, May 1991; [Washington D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39684/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.