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Teen contaminates Portland's drinking water supply

April 29, 2014
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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Almost 60% of China's water is contaminated, government report finds

April 28, 2014
More than half of China's water reserves are moderately or heavily contaminated, a government report has revealed.
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Health effects from West Virginia chemical spill underestimated

April 24, 2014
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

April 24, 2014
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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US Bureau of Reclamation offers $1.5 million for desalination research projects

April 24, 2014
The Bureau is looking for proposals from academic institutions, water and wastewater utilities and industry representatives on ways to address the country's desalination and water purification needs.
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Water management projects key for Louisiana's economy

April 23, 2014
The state has been busy dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and much of the work linked with that has revolved around water management projects, such as improving interior drainage systems and the New Orleans area levee system.
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Kansas state officials investigate Wichita groundwater contamination

April 22, 2014
Several areas in Wichita have been advised to avoid using drinking water coming from their usual sources.
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GE, Saudi Aramco launch project to improve desalination technologies

April 22, 2014
Saudi Aramco and GE will award a $200,000 grant to the winners of a competition for the best desalination technology ideas that can lower costs and improve efficiencies.
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Dallas to start old water mains replacement project

April 22, 2014
Although the water quality meets state and federal standards, the aging pipeline infrastructure gives the water a yellowish tint, most often after rainstorms.
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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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