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BP America subsidiary agrees to $19.5 million settlement over copper mine pollution

November 12, 2013
Residents of northern Nevada have been awarded a settlement of up to a $19.5 million in a class action case regarding the toxic chemicals that leaked from the Anaconda copper mine, operated by BP America's subsidiary Atlantic Richfield Company.
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Water scarcity issues to impact global businesses within five years, report claims

November 12, 2013
According to the new Global Water Report 2013, water scarcity problems are set to become more common over the years to come and businesses need to change their approach to water-related risk management.
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Toxic algae levels continue to rise in Kentucky lakes

November 12, 2013
The concentration of toxic algae in some of Kentucky's lakes has increased dramatically, with levels standing 10 times higher than those that led to a public warning from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers earlier this year.
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Fracking wastewater may be moved by barges under US Coast Guard proposal

November 11, 2013
The possibility of moving fracking wastewater by waterways has been disputed for quite some time and the Coast Guard has been examining the matter for almost two years.
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Michigan to introduce new fracking rules

November 5, 2013
Michigan lawmakers are working on a set of new rules regarding the hydraulic fracturing technique for extracting natural gas, also known as fracking.
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Congress passes $8.2 billion waterways improvement bill

November 5, 2013
A water infrastructure improvement bill worth a total of $8.2 billion to be allocated to various projects across the United States was passed in Congress on Oct. 23.
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Lithium in drinking water could have large-scale anti-depressant effect

November 5, 2013
A European researcher believes the presence of lithium in drinking water is contributing to lower suicide rates.
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EPA proposes updates to stormwater permit rules

November 5, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has presented its draft proposal on stormwater permitting regulation and has opened the proposed rules for public comment.
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Wyoming proposes rules to protect groundwater from fracking operations

October 29, 2013
The state of Wyoming has closed its public consultation of new draft rules that aim to protect groundwater from contamination associated with fracking operations.
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US water treatment equipment demand set for healthy growth

October 28, 2013
U.S. demand for water treatment equipment is set to grow by an average annual rate of 6% through 2017, with all segments of the market predicted to expand.
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