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Nanocatalysts could remove nitrites from drinking water

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

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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New Jersey wastewater plant uses anaerobic digestion to produce power

The Village of Ridgewood, N.J., has launched a new project at the local wastewater treatment plant that entirely relies on renewable energy.
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India starts aquifer mapping project

India is looking for new ways to improve its water management. Under a new pilot project launched by the federal Ministry of Water Resources, aquifers across six areas will be mapped using aerial technology.
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Wastewater treatment plants remove only half of drugs in water

A new report reveals that not all prescription drugs and other chemicals are removed by water treatment plants, leaving a significant proportion of the chemicals in treated effluent.
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Texas oil company develops fracking method using no freshwater

Instead of relying on freshwater that is extremely scarce, the company utilizes brackish water from the Santa Rosa aquifer and is recycling water from its own wells.
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EPA grants $15 million to Nevada water projects

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

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

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

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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