Certain portions of oil are biodegradable and as such, proper application of certain fertilizers can speed up this process as much as tenfold. Certain plants and their associated microorganisms have also shown promise in speeding up the breakdown of oil. However, even an amplified biodegradation process takes weeks, or even years, and, as such, it is commonly used in conjunction with other cleanup activities.

How Bioremediation Works

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