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EPA: US water infrastructure needs $384 billion upgrade

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The federal government will have to spend at least $384 billion on improvements of the country's drinking water infrastructure to make sure that the U.S. population is provided with safe water over the next 20 years.
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$384 billion needed for drinking water infrastructure by 2030, EPA survey shows

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EPA’s fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment identifies investments needed over the next 20 years for thousands of miles of pipes and thousands of treatment plants, storage tanks and water distribution systems.
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EPA approves plan to control sewer overflows in Cincinnati

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The plan establishes priorities to address communities’ most serious water quality problems and promotes cost-effective, innovative solutions to reduce pollution.
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EPA awards more than $500 million to repair water treatment plants damaged in Hurricane Sandy

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EPA is providing grants of $340 million to the state of New York and $229 million to the state of New Jersey for improvements to water treatment facilities impacted by the hurricane.
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Atlanta water treatment plant named top finisher in Energy Star National Building Competition

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The Hemphill Water Treatment Plant & Pumping Station in Atlanta, Ga., was recognized for reducing its energy use by over 40 percent.
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EEI: EPA should work with power industry on revised wastewater guidelines

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According to the Edison Electric Institute, the EPA should cooperate with investor-owned utilities when developing its plan to coordinate its expected new regulation on wastewater discharge standards for steam power plants with its proposal for the disposal of coal combustion waste from coal-fired plants.
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Federal agencies criticized for oversight failure prior to Texas fertilizer plant explosion

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The explosion at the Adair Grain Inc. fertilizer plant in Texas, which killed 14 and injured 200 people, has exposed serious lapses in federal agencies' oversight.
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California violated Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA says

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The California Department of Public Health has violated the Safe Drinking Water Act by failing to spend a large portion of the federal money provided through the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, according to a noncompliance notice.
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EPA, Tyson Foods settle chemical leak cases

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Tyson Foods Inc. has reached an agreement that requires the company to pay a $3.95 million fine for incidents in which anhydrous ammonia leaks caused one fatality, a number of injuries and property damage.
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EPA finalizes cleanup plan for Cayuga County Superfund site

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The groundwater at the site is contaminated with volatile organic compounds from a semiconductor manufacturing site in the city of Auburn.
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