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New rule on Clean Water Act jurisdiction proposed

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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An arsenic and fluoride treatment plant located in Andrews, Texas, is to become the largest in the U.S.
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Mississippi water companies settle Clean Water Act Violations

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Two Mississippi water companies have agreed to settle Clean Water Act violations and implement improvement programs designed to reduce sewage overflows and resulting pollution.
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Florida residents warned to avoid water from Withlacoochee River

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Stormwater contaminated with wastewater has flowed into the Withlacoochee River and is likely to affect communities situated downstream.
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UK to face water shortages in medium- to long-term, study claims

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Britain's power grid may be seriously affected by water shortages in the future, a new study warns.
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