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Articles Tagged with ''drinking water''

Oil leak contaminates Chinese city's water supply

The city of Lanzhou is in the midst of a serious drinking water crisis as a crude oil pipe leak has contaminated water supplies with a highly toxic chemical.
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EU-backed research seeks to develop quick water quality test

A group of research organizations from 13 European countries have joined forces to develop a high-speed test that could dramatically reduce the time needed to detect viruses and bacteria in drinking water.
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Arsenic in well water linked to lower IQ in children

The presence of arsenic in drinking water may interfere with intellectual development in children, a new study warns.
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Fluoride removal system to be installed at Texas treatment plant

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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