P. Baveye writes: In the title and abstract of their recent article, Tompkins et al. (2001) advocate engineered, in-situ bioremediation as a viable and practicable option for nitrate removal in Chalk aquifers. Surpringly, this enthusiastic endorsement appears to be severely undermined by the otherwise remarkably thorough and interesting multiscale analysis presented in the body of the article. Indeed, as a conclusion of this analysis, Tompkins et al. (2001, p. 121) point out that the ‘biochemical and hydrological flow processes controlling denitrification activity in fissured aquifers are complex and not yet sufficiently understood at this stage for the in-situ technology to...

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