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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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Desalination equipment market to reach $5 billion by 2015

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The demand for desalination equipment, including pumps, valves, filters and chemicals, is expected to rise as desalination becomes a more popular option for the private and public sectors.
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Duke Energy under scrutiny over discharge into North Carolina river

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While North Carolina authorities and federal agencies are investigating the toxic coal ash spill from Duke Energy's power plant into the Dan River last month, the company may still be discharging harmful chemicals into waterways.
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Solar desalination could cut costs, provide solution for drought-stricken areas

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The drought in California may prove to be one of the biggest challenges the state has ever faced, as a number of experts predict that it may continue for years or even decades.
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San Jose wastewater treatment plant to open in July

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Silicon Valley's new wastewater treatment plant will treat sewage water that will then be used for irrigation and in cooling towers for the high-tech industry.
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Many Americans do not know how much water they use, survey reveals

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According to a new survey published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Americans are vastly underestimating the amount of water they use in their everyday life.
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Traces of radioactive water from Fukushima detected on US West Coast

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American scientists have announced that radioactive ocean water from Japan's Fukushima reactor has reached the U.S. northwest coast.
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Illinois food company fined for illegal dairy waste discharge

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Illinois-based food processor Avanti Foods Co. has paid a $39,000 fine for illegally discharging dairy waste and causing water pollution.
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Injecting wastewater underground could increase mercury levels in groundwater

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New research suggests there are increased levels of mercury in Cape Cod's groundwater near a wastewater treatment plant run by the Massachusetts Military Reservation.
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Report on Australian water utility exposes huge water loss

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State-controlled Water Corporation has been accused of allowing as much as 43 billion liters of drinking water to go to waste, either through leaks and bursts or because of faulty meters.
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