Oil pollution in the Antarctic terrestrial environment

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

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Hughes, Kevin, Stallwood, Bethan

On this site: Kevin Hughes
Date:
1 January, 2006
Journal/Source:
Polarforschung / 75
Page(s):
141-144
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10013/epic.29948.d001