I Created an Oil Spill in My House

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Bacteria are often painted as our adversaries, but when it comes to oil spills, toxic chemicals, and radioactive waste, they could be what save us from ourselves.

#microbes #bacteria #oilspills

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Credits:
Executive Producers:
George Zaidan
Hilary Hudson

Producers:
Elaine Seward
Andrew Sobey
Darren Weaver

Writer/Host:
Sam Jones, PhD

Scientific consultants:
Michelle Boucher, PhD
Paige Novak, PhD,
Brianne Raccor, PhD
Gemma Reguera, PhD

Sources:
Deepwater Horizon – BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/deepwater-horizon-bp-gulf-mexico-oil-spill

Bacteria used to clean at-home oil spill (video demo)
https://www.grainger.com/product/ULTRATECH-Product-Type-Granular-Oil-6XMG7

We still don’t know all of the impacts of the BP oil spill
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/bp-oil-spill-still-dont-know-effects-decade-later

Adaptive synthesis of a rough lipopolysaccharide in Geobacter sulfurreducens for metal reduction and detoxification
https://journals.asm.org/doi/10.1128/AEM.00964-21

A review in the current developments of genus Dehalococcoides, its consortia and kinetics for bioremediation options of contaminated groundwater
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468203917301668

Degradation of Deepwater Horizon oil buried in a Florida beach influenced by tidal pumping
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0025326X17309037?via%3Dihub

Diverse, rare microbial taxa responded to the Deepwater Horizon deep-sea hydrocarbon plume
https://www.nature.com/articles/ismej2015121

Computer modeling could help chlorine-hungry bacteria break down toxic waste
https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2007/06/helping-chlorine-eating-bacteria-clean-toxic-waste

How Microbes Clean Up Our Environmental Messes
https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a7176/how-microbes-will-clean-up-our-messes/

Extracellular reduction of uranium via Geobacter conductive pili as a protective cellular mechanism
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21896750/

Characterization of mercury bioremediation by transgenic bacteria expressing metallothionein and polyphosphate kinase
https://bmcbiotechnol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6750-11-82

It looks like microbes can help clean up mining pollution
https://massivesci.com/articles/microbes-pollution-mining-cleanup/

Breathing’ bacteria clean up toxic waste: Civil engineering professor Paige Novak and her colleagues rise to the challenge
https://cse.umn.edu/college/feature-stories/breathing-bacteria-clean-toxic-waste

Microbial communities clean toxic waste and generate useful chemicals
https://biodesign.asu.edu/news/microbial-communities-clean-toxic-waste-and-generate-useful-chemicals

Deepwater Horizon and the Rise of the Omics
https://eos.org/features/deepwater-horizon-and-the-rise-of-the-omics

These bacteria clean up radioactive waste
https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2021/bacteria-clean-up-radioactive-waste

Cleaning Up Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
https://www.epa.gov/international-cooperation/cleaning-electronic-waste-e-waste

Risk Management for Trichloroethylene (TCE)
https://www.epa.gov/assessing-and-managing-chemicals-under-tsca/risk-management-trichloroethylene-tce

Meet the Microbes Eating the Gulf Oil Spill [Slide Show]
https://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow/gulf-oil-eating-microbes-slide-show/

Radiation-eating bacteria could make nuclear waste safer
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23431211-300-radiation-eating-bacteria-could-make-nuclear-waste-safer/

Electrified Bacterial Filaments Remove Uranium from Groundwater
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/electrified-bacterial-remove-uranium-groundwater/

Molecular structure of different petroleum hydrocarbon representatives
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Molecular-structure-of-different-petroleum-hydrocarbon-representatives_fig1_316965728

Anaerobic Oxidation of Ethane, Propane, and Butane by Marine Microbes: A Mini Review
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2017.02056/full

Petroleum Hydrocarbon-Degrading Bacteria for the Remediation of Oil Pollution Under Aerobic Conditions: A Perspective Analysis
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02885/full