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Researchers classify microplastic particles in wastewater

A German study has confirmed that conventional methods used at wastewater treatment plants do not completely eliminate microplastics.
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Ammonium levels in ocean lower than previously thought

Researchers examined two years of rainwater samples taken in Bermuda, measuring the amount of ammonium and specific isotopes of nitrogen in the ammonium, to ascertain the source.
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New York State awards grants to improve water quality

The governor of New York has authorized grants that will fund local and regional projects to improve water quality across the state.
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Resorting wetlands reduces soil subsidence, greenhouse gas emissions

Restoring lost and degraded wetlands to their natural state is a key part of efforts to ensure the health of America's watershed, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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August floods in Michigan caused 10 billion gallons to overflow from sewers

Torrential rain and flooding in southeast Michigan this summer washed almost 10 billion gallons of untreated wastewater into local lakes and rivers.
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New method detects toxic algae traces in drinking water

A Ph.D. student at Lund University in Sweden has developed a new technique for detecting very small traces of toxic algae blooms, or cyanobacteria, in drinking water.
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US market for advanced municipal water treatment technologies worth $3.2 billion by 2019

The U.S. market for advanced municipal water treatment technologies was worth about $2.1 billion in 2013 and is predicted to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.4 percent over the next five years.
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Kurita to acquire ICL's water treatment, chemicals business

Japan's Kurita Water Industries Ltd. is to acquire the Germany-based aluminum, paper chemicals and water treatment business of Israel-based manufacturer ICL Israel Chemical Ltd., helping the company expand into European markets.
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Pennsylvania water authority fined for failing to maintain drinking water standards

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined a local water authority for failing to maintain adequate disinfection of water delivered to its customers in November 2013.
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Hitachi, Veolia to build pretreatment facilities for desalination plant in Iraq

Hitachi, Ltd. and Veolia Environnement have won a contract to build pretreatment facilities for a large-scale desalination plant in Basrah, Iraq.
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