Blacksburg, VA -- The contamination of ground water due to leaking storage tanks and pipelines has occurred for decades, and the effects of the pollution remain at hundreds of thousands of sites throughout the world. To combat this problem, experts are using in situ bioremediation, a developing technology that now accounts for nearly $870 billion in worldwide annual expenditures. A computer model for assisting engineers in cleaning up the polluted ground waters has been developed by Mark Widdowson, a Virginia Tech civil engineer.
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