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Researchers use bacteria to remove lead from wastewater

March 31, 2014
Chinese researchers claim that they have engineered bacteria that can efficiently remove lead from wastewater from various industrial processes.
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Iowa utilities consider merger to cut costs

March 28, 2014
A group of water utilities from Iowa are examining the potential effect a partnership may have on costs and service quality.
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Is cigarette smoke a water pollutant?

March 28, 2014
A recent study published in Environmental Science & Technology suggests that tap water may be contaminated by cigarette smoke.
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New rule on Clean Water Act jurisdiction proposed

March 28, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a new rule that seeks to shed light on the federal Clean Water Act's jurisdiction regarding protection of streams and wetlands.
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New York town to create new wetlands under consent decree

March 27, 2014
The town of Ramapo, N.Y., will have to pay a civil penalty of $125,000 for violating the federal Clean Water Act by damaging wetlands during the construction of a baseball stadium.
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Slow growth predicted for Asia Pacific wastewater treatment industry

March 27, 2014
The Asia Pacific wastewater treatment and management industry is expected to register sluggish growth over the years through 2018.
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Study raises concerns over leaks from fracking wells

March 27, 2014
Scientists have warned that at least 6 percent of fracking wells could suffer structural defects that could lead to leaks and contaminate the environment.
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Citgo faces $197 million fine for Lake Charles oil spill

March 25, 2014
Oklahoma-based refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp. may face a $197 million fine for the 2006 oil spill at its refinery in Lake Charles, La.
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World Energy Council, World Water Council announce partnership

March 25, 2014
The World Energy Council and World Water Council have joined forces to bring the issue of the water-energy nexus to the fore.
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Fluoride removal system to be installed at Texas treatment plant

March 25, 2014
An arsenic and fluoride treatment plant located in Andrews, Texas, is to become the largest in the U.S.
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