2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 8 Jan 2005 01:51:55 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Bugs eat RDX at Iowa AAP
Microbes cleaning IAAP contamination 
Plant efforts encourages feeding on explosive compound. 

Burlington Hawkeye (IA)
January 7, 2005

MIDDLETOWN - Sugar?chomping magic bugs destroy dread pollutants in epic
struggle of good versus evil. 

What sounds like a B?grade movie plot is really the latest plan for
purifying contaminated ground water at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant. 

According to Rodger Allison, environmental restoration manager at the
plant, a dextrose solution injected into polluted water on the southern
half of the plant will feed microbes that break down the contamination. 

Microbes already are at work cleaning the water. The dextrose just helps
the process along. 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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