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UT-ORNL Test Pollution-Eating Microbes (230)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Genetically engineered microorganisms to clean up hazardous waste were used outdoors for the first time Wednesday in a University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory experiment. Dr. Gary Sayler, UT-Knoxville microbiologist and project co-director, said field tests of the microbes began at an ORNL hazardous waste test-site contaminated with napthalene, a common industrial