Health and environmental risk evaluation of microorganisms used in bioremediation. Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Microbial Ecology of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety
AuthorSkaar, Ida; Asare, Nana Yaa Ohene; Godfroid, Jacques; Jelmert, Anders; Ytrehus, Bjørnar; Gjøen, Tor; Klein, Joern; Okoli, Arinze Stanley; Tronsmo, Arne
In 2015, The Norwegian Environment Agency requested the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) to collate an overview of bioremediation of polluted ground based on bioaugmentation described in literature for the degradation of various types of pollutants, (including hydrocarbons, heavy metals, chlorinated compounds, explosives etc.).The assessment of genetically modified microorganisms (GMO), phytoremediation, bioremediation based on natural attenuation, bio-stimulation or biodegradation, including composting, are not included in this report.