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Environmentalists call for tougher water pollution regulation in North Carolina

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Nutrient pollution in EU drops despite manufacturing output increase

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Most European countries have made significant progress in tackling nutrient pollution in water, even though industry output in many sectors that contribute to contamination has increased in recent years.
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