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How Fuel Bugs Operate

Contaminated and impacted fuel has as much to do with microbiology as it does chemistry.

Environmentalists, when cleaning up soils from contaminated areas, often apply "bioremediation", which is the breaking down of fuel (hydrocarbons) by the use of specialised bacteria and fungi. As an army of ants strip bare a carcass so these microbes break up the chemical elements of fuel.

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