Trouble in Fruitvale?
The aquifer is contaminated with pesticides.
The Aquifer is contaminated
The Aquifer has been contaminated with Pesticides. So we have a few options to clean up the aquifer. The best option is bioremediation which is where we will send bacteria into the aquifer which will eat away at the pesticides.
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What is Bioremediation?
This is a question we are always asked when this idea is proposed for cleaning up a spill. Bioremediation is the use of either naturally occurring or deliberately introduced microorganisms or other forms of life to consume and break down environmental pollutants, in order to clean up a polluted site.
How is bioremediation going to help?
Bioremediation will help us clean up the pesticide in the aquifer. The bacteria we send in to destroy the pesticide is not going to hurt us humans or make us have any side effects.
How long is this going to take, and how much will it cost?
This procedure is going to take anywhere from 3 to 4 years, and it's going to cost an estimated 200-400 million dollars which is cheaper than a lot of the other options out there.