Bacteria Can Defuse Dangerous Chemical In Passaic River

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Bacteria that can help defuse highly toxic dioxin in sediments in the Passaic River – a Superfund hazardous waste site – could eventually aid cleanup efforts at other dioxin-contaminated sites around the world, according to Rutgers scientists.

Associated journal article: Rachel K. Dean, Cassidy R. Schneider, Haider S. Almnehlawi, Katherine S. Dawson, and Donna E. Fennell (2020). “2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin Dechlorination is Differentially Enhanced by Dichlorobenzene Amendment in Passaic River, NJ Sediments.” Environmental Science & Technology 54 (13), 8380-8389. DOI: 0.1021/acs.est.0c00876

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