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Kentucky oil well operators plead guilty to illegal wastewater discharges

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Persistent violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act have resulted in a two-year probation sentence for Kentucky oil well operators Charles L. Stinson and Ralph Dowell.
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Researchers predict future of water stress, scarcity

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MIT researchers estimate that by 2050 as many as 5 billion people will be affected by water scarcity to at least some extent.
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West Virginia water ban gradually lifted

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Although the water ban has been lifted in some parts of West Virginia, life for many of the 300,000 people that have been affected by the chemical spill into the Elk River is still not back to normal.
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Lake Tahoe authority sued for chemical pollution over fireworks

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A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority by a couple from Nevada who claim that debris from the fireworks on Independence Day and Labor Day has polluted the waters of the lake.
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Columbus, Ohio, invests $600,000 to fight foul odor in tap water

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Over the past few weeks there have been more than 1,000 complaints filed by residents and businesses in the affected area.
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Radioactivity in fracking water reduced with new method

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The method mixes fracking wastewater with acid drainage from mining operations or with salty water to create easily removable solids.
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US scientists develop quick method to convert algae into crude

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The technology developed by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory produces crude at a fraction of the cost of other methods and efficiently makes use of all byproducts.
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Federal judge clears Florida's water pollution limits

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The state of Florida can set its own nitrogen and phosphorus water pollution limits, a federal judge ruled.
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Chilean mines may be required to use desalinated water

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Chilean members of parliament are proposing a bill that would require mining companies to use desalinated water in mining processes, in a bid to reduce fresh water consumption while meeting the industry's growing water needs.
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South Carolina water company wins prestigious award for high performance standards

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Greenville Water has been named the winner of the Phase IV Presidents Award, which is handed out to utilities that have met the most stringent quality standards and is quite rarely awarded.
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