UT Study Seeks to Determine if Fracking May Lead to Antibiotic-Resistant Microbes - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Oct 18, 2018

A University of Tennessee professor is studying the effects of fracking and how it can affect regional water health, The Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Terry Hazen, the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Lab Governor's Chair for Environmental Biotechnology, has joined a team in Pennsylvania to test fracking wastewater in the state to determine if prolonged use of biocides in fracking fluid could lead to antibiotic-resistant microbes. The three-year study is funded by an $80,000 grant given through the National Science Foundation.