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Articles Tagged with ''water pollution''

St. Lawrence River sediments polluted by microbeads

Microplastic particles have been discovered in the St. Lawrence River. The non-biodegradable particles originate from cosmetics as well as household and industrial cleaning products.
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Environmentalists call for tougher water pollution regulation in North Carolina

Even though regulating agencies are moving towards introducing tougher water quality standards, environmental groups still claim that the proposals include loopholes.
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Chemical plant poses threat to Tennessee river, environmentalists warn

U.S. Nitrogen has announced plans to use water from Tennessee's Nolichucky River in its chemical plant to produce ammonium nitrate, which has raised concerns among local communities and environmental groups.
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One in 10 US beaches are dangerously polluted, report claims

Summer is the perfect time to relax on the beach -- but it might be worth thinking twice before heading to some of the beaches included in the latest annual beach water report by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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More than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals released into US waterways in 2012, study finds

A recent study published by non-profit environmental protection organization Environment America has found that more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals were released into U.S. waterways in 2012.
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Iowa cattle producer slapped with heavy fine for water pollution

A district court judge has fined a cattle producer from northwest Iowa $12,000 for improper application of manure on fields, which resulted in the manure flowing into a tributary of a local creek in 2012.
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Lawmakers, industry unite against microbeads in cosmetics

Research on microbeads has linked the tiny plastic particles to water contamination and aquatic wildlife poisoning, and their use in cosmetics is being voluntarily phased out by many manufacturers.
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Florida residents warned to avoid water from Withlacoochee River

Stormwater contaminated with wastewater has flowed into the Withlacoochee River and is likely to affect communities situated downstream.
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Illinois food company fined for illegal dairy waste discharge

Illinois-based food processor Avanti Foods Co. has paid a $39,000 fine for illegally discharging dairy waste and causing water pollution.
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Coal companies to pay record $27.5 million fine for Clean Water Act violations

Coal mining company Alpha Natural Resources, Alpha Appalachian Holdings and 66 subsidiaries have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $27.5 million for thousands of permit violations.
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