The Boeing Company has started work on a bioremediation pilot study in commercial Algona. Landau Associates, Boeing’s contractor installed 5 injection wells on private property on Milwaukee Ave which have been used to inject LactOil, a non-toxic, food grade combination of corn-derived ethyl lactate and soy oil, into the groundwater. This type of bioremediation stimulates the growth of certain microbes that consume contaminants, such as TCE, turning them into small amounts of water and harmless gases. Groundwater will be monitored to determine if this method works to reduce contamination levels on the site. The results of the pilot study will be used in the Feasibility Study to select an effective cleanup option.
For more information on the pilot study take a look at our Pilot Study Factsheet.
Puede encontrar información acerca el estudio piloto de biorremedación en Algona en español aquí.
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