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New Hampshire student to represent US in International Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition

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Deepika Kurup from Nashua, New Hampshire, was named the U.S. winner of the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) -- the most prestigious international competition for water-related research.
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Extracting oil, precious metal from wastewater to thrive in next few years

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Recovery of various substances from wastewater is likely to pick up over the next few years, as commodity prices increase and technology for resources recovery from wastewater keeps improving.
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Is fracking really depleting states' water resources?

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In states where water reserves are scarce, the tension between agriculture and oil and gas industry is growing.
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Metal finishing company to pay $118,000 penalty for poor hazardous waste management

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Aero-Dynamics, Inc, a metal finishing company based in Seabrook, New Hampshire, has reached a settlement with the U.S. EPA over the company's poor practices in the disposal of hazardous waste.
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Santa Barbara ponders reactivating desalination plant

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The city of Santa Barbara, California, is considering a huge investment that would bring an inactive desalination plant back into action, in an attempt to relieve the consequences of the ongoing drought.
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Faulty valve causes chlorine leak at Missouri water treatment plant

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A water treatment plant in Columbia, Missouri, was shut down briefly Friday after a chlorine leak was discovered.
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BP faces Clean Water Act fine for Macondo well blowout

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More than four years after it happened, the Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to capture the attention of the industry and the public.
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GEO Specialty Chemicals to build polyaluminum chloride facility in Texas

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GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (GEO) broke ground June 10 on a new facility to produce polyaluminum chloride (PAC) products for use in water treatment.
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Third of private wells in Ireland contaminated with bacteria

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Up to one in three private wells in Ireland are contaminated with E.coli bacteria, new data released by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency has revealed.
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Obama signs water resources bill into law

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The federal Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) has officially become law, after President Obama signed the bipartisan document on June 10.
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