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EPA grants $15 million to Nevada water projects

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The federal agency has awarded a $6.5 million grant for Nevada's Clean Water State Revolving Fund and a further $8.5 million grant for the state's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
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Vote on Huntington Beach desalination project delayed

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Boston-based Poseidon Resources will have to put its plans to build the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere on hold, following the decision taken by the California Coastal Commission to delay its final decision on the application.
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Groundwater contamination discovered around TVA coal-fired plants, report claims

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TVA did not contest the findings but noted that it was moving to adopt a more aggressive approach to control and prevent future coal ash contamination of water supplies.
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Texas drillers turn to water recycling

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While just a few years ago drillers thought that water recycling systems were nothing but an unnecessary expense, these days the vast majority of shale gas and oil drilling companies have fully embraced water recycling.
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BP America subsidiary agrees to $19.5 million settlement over copper mine pollution

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Residents of northern Nevada have been awarded a settlement of up to a $19.5 million in a class action case regarding the toxic chemicals that leaked from the Anaconda copper mine, operated by BP America's subsidiary Atlantic Richfield Company.
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Water scarcity issues to impact global businesses within five years, report claims

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According to the new Global Water Report 2013, water scarcity problems are set to become more common over the years to come and businesses need to change their approach to water-related risk management.
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Toxic algae levels continue to rise in Kentucky lakes

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The concentration of toxic algae in some of Kentucky's lakes has increased dramatically, with levels standing 10 times higher than those that led to a public warning from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers earlier this year.
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Fracking wastewater may be moved by barges under US Coast Guard proposal

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The possibility of moving fracking wastewater by waterways has been disputed for quite some time and the Coast Guard has been examining the matter for almost two years.
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Michigan to introduce new fracking rules

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Michigan lawmakers are working on a set of new rules regarding the hydraulic fracturing technique for extracting natural gas, also known as fracking.
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Congress passes $8.2 billion waterways improvement bill

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A water infrastructure improvement bill worth a total of $8.2 billion to be allocated to various projects across the United States was passed in Congress on Oct. 23.
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