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  •  Hey I'm not fighting against anything here, (0+ / 0-)

    just trying to understand the consequences of a specific action plan.

    Do the microbes convert the pollutants into something else that isn't harmful?  You never actually said.

    What are the by-products of the microbe? Are they dangerous to plant or animal life?  

    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 12:42:16 PM PST

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    •  Here's something on these microbes I found (4+ / 0-)

      just by googling "microbes consume pollutants:"

      Microbes are the oldest form of life on Earth.  They've been here for 3.8 billion years.

      Microbes, by weight, represent 60 percent of the biomass of all life on Earth.

      Microbes produce more than half of all the oxygen we breathe.

      Microbes are the ultimate survivors: they are found just about everywhere on Earth.

      A liter of coastal seawater can contain a billion or more microbes.

      A single gram of soil can contain more than a billion microbes.

      In the soil under your feet, there might be a million different types of microbes.

      The right combinations of helpful microbes can eat pollution until the pollution disappears. Then the microbes disappear, because there's no more pollution for them to eat.

      Best. President. Ever.

      by Little Lulu on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 01:53:25 PM PST

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