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07 January 2020

A team of scientists from the University of Montana successfully tried a biological approach to fixing cracked storage wells. They discovered that a specific type of bacteria (S. pasteurii) grew better and made a more complete seal of the crack when the flow rates of the injected fluids were fast. Injecting more of the nutrient fluid also helped the bacteria to grow better, resulting in more calcite build-up, leading to an improved seal. Read the full article here!