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US senators criticize EPA over alleged 'power grab'

The proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the EPA over national bodies of water has sparked controversy.
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USDA announces record funding for rural water projects in 2014

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 116 projects aimed at improving water and wastewater services in rural areas will receive financial support.
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Teen contaminates Portland's drinking water supply

The city of Portland, Oregon, was forced to dump about 38 million gallons of drinking water after a teenager was caught urinating in the Mt. Tabor water reservoir.
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Almost 60% of China's water is contaminated, government report finds

More than half of China's water reserves are moderately or heavily contaminated, a government report has revealed.
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Health effects from West Virginia chemical spill underestimated

The West Virginia water contamination that resulted from a chemical spill in the Elk River had more widespread health effects on local residents than previously estimated.
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Oil leak contaminates Chinese city's water supply

The city of Lanzhou is in the midst of a serious drinking water crisis as a crude oil pipe leak has contaminated water supplies with a highly toxic chemical.
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US Bureau of Reclamation offers $1.5 million for desalination research projects

The Bureau is looking for proposals from academic institutions, water and wastewater utilities and industry representatives on ways to address the country's desalination and water purification needs.
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Water management projects key for Louisiana's economy

The state has been busy dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and much of the work linked with that has revolved around water management projects, such as improving interior drainage systems and the New Orleans area levee system.
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Kansas state officials investigate Wichita groundwater contamination

Several areas in Wichita have been advised to avoid using drinking water coming from their usual sources.
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GE, Saudi Aramco launch project to improve desalination technologies

Saudi Aramco and GE will award a $200,000 grant to the winners of a competition for the best desalination technology ideas that can lower costs and improve efficiencies.
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