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Is fracking really depleting states' water resources?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Supreme Court ruling may block Camp Lejeune victims' claims

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina families can not pursue lawsuits against the company that was responsible for contaminating their drinking water decades ago.
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American Water facilities awarded for performance excellence

American Water Works Company, Inc. has received four Partnership for Safe Water awards for excellence in performance at its Philipsburg Water Treatment Plant and Huntsville Water Treatment Plant in Pennsylvania.
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