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Oil pollution in the Antarctic terrestrial environment

Hughes, Kevin; Stallwood, Bethan. 2006 Oil pollution in the Antarctic terrestrial environment. Polarforschung, 75 (2-3, 2005). 141-144. 10013/epic.29948.d001

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Abstract/Summary

Fuel oil has been extensively relied upon as an energy source since the earliest discovery and exploration of Antarctica. During this time oil spills have occurred, particularly around established research stations, which have had a negative impact on the terrestrial environment. Recently developed bioremediative technology, using indigenous Antarctic hydrocarbon-degrading bacteria, may be used to assist in cleaning up existing oil-contaminated land

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10013/epic.29948.d001
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Global Science in the Antarctic Context (2005-2009) > Long-Term Monitoring and Survey – Biological Sciences Division
ISSN: 0032-2490
NORA Subject Terms: Biology and Microbiology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 09 May 2012 10:39
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/12019

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