Argonne bioremediation effort in Kansas is cleaning up contaminants

By Jared SagoffOctober 1, 2010

Last year, a team of Argonne scientists led by Lorraine LaFreniere injected iron microparticles underneath fields polluted with carbon tetrachloride near Centralia, Kansas. The researchers coated the microparticles with organic material, which served as bait for bacteria that created the conditions necessary to safely convert the toxic chemical into non-hazardous substances. More ยป