WPSU Shorts

Microbes Clean Abandoned Mine Pollution

Special | 5m 50s | Video has closed captioning.

The coal mining industry in Pennsylvania left behind a legacy of abandoned mines that continue to pollute rivers and streams with acid mine discharge. Penn State professors Jennifer Macalady and Bill Burgos lead an interdisciplinary team researching newly discovered microbes capable of rapid removal of toxic metals in acidic environments.

Aired: 06/27/22

Rating: NR

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WPSU Shorts is a local public television program presented by WPSU.