Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) are highly resistant to degradation and can accumulate even in remote areas far from OCP emissions. OCPs include several compounds, such as dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT), aldrin, chlordane, dieldrin, endrin, heptachlor and mirex. These chemicals were used in large quantities worldwide, and some of them are still in use today. OCPs bioaccumulate in fat tissues, undergo biomagnification and may be found anywhere. In addition to being adverse to human health, OCPs are known to affect terrestrial and aquatic organisms, which makes them a serious threat to biodiversity and contribute to ecosystem degradation. The scientific goal of the proposed project is to confirm that bioremediation is an effective and environmentally friendly method for removing OCPs from contaminated soils.