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Radiation-tolerant algae could be used to clean up wastewater from nuclear plants

April 17, 2014
A species of radiation-tolerant algae may soon be used to clean up effluent and wastewater produced by nuclear facilities.
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EU-backed research seeks to develop quick water quality test

April 17, 2014
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

April 17, 2014
The presence of arsenic in drinking water may interfere with intellectual development in children, a new study warns.
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California water recycling facility reaches milestone

April 17, 2014
The city of El Segundo announced that the West Basin Municipal Water District has recycled 150 billion gallons of water at its Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility.
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Veolia outlines strategic move towards mining industry

April 16, 2014
French water and environmental services giant Veolia Environnement SA is looking to increase its share of sales to the mining industry.
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US sales of water treatment chemicals for gas turbine power plants to reach $160 million

April 15, 2014
Although sales of gas turbine power plants are gaining momentum worldwide, the United States is the fastest-growing market.
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USGS blames oil drilling for water contamination in Montana

April 15, 2014
USGS researchers said that disposal of brine water from oil operations for decades has affected the quality of both private drinking water wells and public water supply wells.
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California city to invest $285 million in water recycling project

April 15, 2014
Escondido, Calif., is planning to invest $285 million in a water recycling program that aims to help its public water system handle demand for water amid the ongoing drought.
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Oklahoma drillers to collect wastewater injection data daily under new proposal

April 14, 2014
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved new rules that would require fracking companies to record the volume of injected wastewater and the pressure at which it is injected underground on a daily basis.
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US Water Prize winners honored

April 10, 2014
More than 300 water leaders gathered April 7 at the National Geographic Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. to honor the winners of the 2014 U.S. Water Prize.
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