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Fracking uses more water than thought, study claims

December 11, 2013
In one of the states where fracking has become a day-to-day business, authorities have found that, in order for the fuel to flow, "maintenance water" is also required.
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EPA slams failure to improve water quality in California

December 10, 2013
The poor quality of the water in some towns in San Joaquin Valley, Calif., is unacceptable and local communities should not be left waiting for improvements that should have been made years ago, according to Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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UN study calls for sharp increase in water infrastructure investment

December 10, 2013
Raising investments in water infrastructure globally and cracking down on corruption would result in over $1 trillion per year in benefits related to health, the economy and environmental protection, according to a new study backed by the United Nations.
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Study finds low levels of chemicals in one in three US water utilities

December 10, 2013
Potentially dangerous chemicals were detected in more than one in three water utilities that were monitored for a new study carried out by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Illinois water officials sentenced for concealing contaminated water supplies

December 6, 2013
Two former water officials in the town of Crestwood, Ill., have each been sentenced at a U.S. District Court to two years of probation for manipulating records showing that the town's water supplies had been tainted for two decades.
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Florida should explore desalination options, expert says

December 4, 2013
Florida needs to focus on desalination and invest in projects that could turn seawater into freshwater as it is facing a serious water scarcity problem.
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Fracking water treatment sector in need of fresh ideas, expert claims

December 3, 2013
Treating and recycling fracking wastewater has proved to be more difficult than many had expected. A highly individualized approach is needed for each oilfield, meaning that the costs are high.
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60,000 gallons of effluent discharged into Chesapeake Bay

December 3, 2013
Approximately 60,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater were released into Chesapeake Bay on Friday as a result of Maryland's Chesapeake Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant failure to hold a large amount of rainfall over a short period of time.
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Nanocatalysts could remove nitrites from drinking water

December 2, 2013
Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have developed a method to reduce the level of nitrites in drinking water by using nanocatalysts.
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Greece faces fines for delayed wastewater treatment improvements

December 2, 2013
Greece may face hefty fines from the European Commission (EC) over its failure to adequately deal with urban wastewater and for its poor standards of wastewater treatment.
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