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Superfund Research Program

Microbial Communities that Bioremediate Chemical Mixtures

Project Leader: Lisa Alvarez-Cohen
Co-Investigator: Jillian F. Banfield
Grant Number: P42ES004705
Funding Period: 2017-2022

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  • Arsenic Complicates Groundwater Bioremediation
    Research Brief - May 2020
    A common groundwater contaminant, trichloroethene (TCE), can be reduced by certain bacteria, a process known as bioremediation. But, according to a new NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) study, this process may stall when arsenic is present. TCE, a widely used industrial solvent, pollutes groundwater from improper handling practices.
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