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Articles Tagged with ''drinking water''

Fluoride removal system to be installed at Texas treatment plant

March 25, 2014
An arsenic and fluoride treatment plant located in Andrews, Texas, is to become the largest in the U.S.
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Report on Australian water utility exposes huge water loss

March 13, 2014
State-controlled Water Corporation has been accused of allowing as much as 43 billion liters of drinking water to go to waste, either through leaks and bursts or because of faulty meters.
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UN: Polluted water kills more people than all forms of violence

February 20, 2014
Every year, two million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste make their way into global waterways and the resulting contamination kills at least 1.8 million children, according to the United Nations Environment Program.
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Study highlights how extreme weather events threaten drinking water quality

January 23, 2014
Utilities must take action to ensure they have the necessary flexibility when extreme weather threatens drinking water quality, according to a joint study by Australian and U.S. researchers.
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Columbus, Ohio, invests $600,000 to fight foul odor in tap water

January 15, 2014
Over the past few weeks there have been more than 1,000 complaints filed by residents and businesses in the affected area.
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High levels of lead in drinking water linked to increased miscarriage rates

January 7, 2014
According to a recent study, the elevated level of lead in the drinking water supplied to Washington, D.C., was to blame for the sharp and unexplained rise in the number of late-term miscarriages and spontaneous abortions between 2000 and 2003.
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Share of private ownership in desalination projects increases

December 19, 2013
The Global Desalination Market Trends & Ownership Strategies 2014-2018 report found that the Middle East will continue to play a crucial role in the development of the desalination market.
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Georgia, South Carolina locked in battle over freshwater source

October 8, 2013
Georgia and South Carolina have spent years trying to reach an agreement on how to use water resources in the Upper Floridan Aquifer sparingly and in a way which is fair to both states.
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Deadly amoeba found in Louisiana parish water supply kills boy

September 20, 2013
A deadly parasite that can severely affect the brain if inhaled has been found in the drinking water supply system in St Bernard Parish, La., after the death of a four-year-old boy.
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US drinking water contains toxic chemicals, environmental group claims

September 4, 2013
Drinking water supplied to more than a 100 million Americans contains toxic carcinogens, a new report by environmental health research organization the Environmental Working Group claims.
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