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Name: Rob M.
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Question:
How are microbes being used in the remidiation of mine workings and their polutants. I am particularly interested in coal mining within the UK. But am after a general (world wide)use.



Replies:
Bacteria are used to clean up chemical waste from mining industry, but I don't know examples on coal mines specifically. Some applications of bacteria in waste management are collected in the file on Applied Bacteriology in the Virtual Museum of Bacteria (www.bacteriamuseum.org). Check out

http://www.bacteriamuseum.org/niches/wabacteria/applied.shtml

Trudy Wassenaar
Curator of the Virtual Museum of Bacteria



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