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Microbes Could Help Clean Up Oil Spills

New research finds that a tiny microbe may play a big role in cleaning up oil spills and natural gas leaks.   The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest marine disaster in U.S. history, killing 11 people and spewing nearly five million gallons of oil into the water.  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, some 14,000 spills are reported each year in the United States where oil and gas flow through a network of pipelines and...

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