Number 2903
Subject Pollution
Source Los Angeles Times Magazine
Year 1989
Publication Date May 28, 1989
Summary Los Angeles Times Magazine reports on the contamination of Kesterson Reservoir, and one scientist's struggle to have the problem cleaned up naturally by bioremediation; tells how high levels of selenium found at the reservoir were caused by irrigation waste waters; and explains how the government's first solution, to turn the reservoir into a toxic dump, was scrapped in favor of burying the contaminated soil under truckloads of dirt.
Keywords Ferrell Frankenberger Karlson fungi LBL
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