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Bioremediation in the highway environment

three case studies
  • 30 Pages
  • 4.91 MB
  • English

American Society of Civil Engineers , [Reston, VA]
Bioremediation -- United States -- Case studies., Soil pollution -- United States -- Case studies., Hazardous waste site remediation -- United States -- Case studies., Roads -- Environmental aspects -- United St


United States, United St

Statementprepared by the Environmental Technology Evaluation Center (EvTEC) and the Highway Innovative Technology Center (HITEC).
ContributionsEnvironmental Technology Evaluation Center (U.S.), Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsTD192 .B56 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 30 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL373273M
ISBN 100784403775
LC Control Number98034951

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