The use of microbes to clean up oil spills
Some species are able to take their compound down to carbon dioxide and water. Other species simply break large molecules into smaller chunks that are in turn broken down by a different species. The process is slow but nearly 100% effective. So bioremediation is able to clean up these oil spills but not in a time frame that is acceptable to most environmentalists. Who has time to wait 1,000 years for nature's garbage men to take care of business? It's time to introduce another term.