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Injecting wastewater underground could increase mercury levels in groundwater

New research suggests there are increased levels of mercury in Cape Cod's groundwater near a wastewater treatment plant run by the Massachusetts Military Reservation.
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Report on Australian water utility exposes huge water loss

State-controlled Water Corporation has been accused of allowing as much as 43 billion liters of drinking water to go to waste, either through leaks and bursts or because of faulty meters.
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California brewery benefits from wastewater-to-energy system

A California brewery has deployed an innovative wastewater-to-energy system that uses bioelectric technology to simultaneously treat water and generate renewable biogas.
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Global smart water management market to grow by 17.2% annually

Despite the robust average growth rate, regional adoption of smart water management technology is predicted to vary significantly.
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Unilever acquires Chinese water purification company

Consumer goods giant Unilever announced Sunday it has bought a majority stake in Chinese water purification company Qinyuan Group.
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Researchers develop new method for water quality assessment

Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a new method that collects detailed information about water quality using UV-Vis spectrometers.
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Coal companies to pay record $27.5 million fine for Clean Water Act violations

Coal mining company Alpha Natural Resources, Alpha Appalachian Holdings and 66 subsidiaries have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $27.5 million for thousands of permit violations.
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North Carolina regulators fine more violations at Duke Energy power plants

North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources has taken enforcement action against five power plants owned and operated by energy company Duke Energy following violations of water pollution laws.
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Connecticut environmental groups call for ban on fracking wastewater

Connecticut may impose a ban on storing and recycling wastewater generated as a byproduct of natural gas operations if lawmakers decide to move ahead with a proposed bill.
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Bureau of reclamation grants $44.3 million to water system projects

The grants will be used to support and finance projects including infrastructure upgrades, maintenance, restoration of aquatic habitats and improving water resiliency.
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