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South Africa to produce potable water from mine drainage

South Africa's government is mulling over plans to treat the water leaking from numerous gold mines to help meet drinking water demand.
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Teen contaminates Portland's drinking water supply

The city of Portland, Oregon, was forced to dump about 38 million gallons of drinking water after a teenager was caught urinating in the Mt. Tabor water reservoir.
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Health effects from West Virginia chemical spill underestimated

The West Virginia water contamination that resulted from a chemical spill in the Elk River had more widespread health effects on local residents than previously estimated.
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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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