Environmental Chemistry students traveled with Professor Tina Ross to a Superfund site in New Castle County Delaware this Fall semester. The site had a legacy of chemical releases that eventually led to intervention by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). After a tour of the site and neighboring estuary and wetlands, the students observed a traditional extraction method and a method using natural catalysis with bioreactor technology for remediation. Anna Baker of the US Geological Survey, Water Science Center explained that by studying the modified ‘natural microbes’ adaption to the contaminated environment, researchers have found microbial catalysis/bioremediation to be successful in cleaning up other sites. The application of a natural attenuation of the New Castle County DE bioremediation has the potential for dramatically shortening the timeline for recovery of the wetlands and water quality.