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Interim report reveals progress in Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction

July 10, 2013
The 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay watershed is the largest in North America but for many years has also been one of the most polluted.
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New Jersey sewage plant requests $800 million to pay for upgrades

July 9, 2013
New Jersey's largest sewage treatment plant, which suffered heavy damage in Superstorm Sandy last October, is requesting approximately $800 million in federal grants to pay for upgrades to help protect it from future storms.
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Severn Trent Services donates water treatment system to Haitian teaching hospital

July 9, 2013
Severn Trent Services recently partnered with a global humanitarian organization to install and commission a sodium hypochlorite generation disinfection system for the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Mirebalais, Haiti.
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US solid waste recycling rates on the rise

July 9, 2013
New data from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report reveals that 66.2 million tons of municipal solid waste were collected for recycling in 2011.
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Singapore signs water R&D agreement with EPA

July 9, 2013
Singapore's national water agency PUB and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be working together on a series of water management issues.
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Veolia Water wins contract to build desalination plant in Saudi Arabia

July 2, 2013
The new plant, due to come on stream in June 2015, will supply the Sadara petrochemical complex built by Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco in Jubail Industrial City II.
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San Diego water treatment plant wins prestigious 'Presidents Award'

July 2, 2013
The City of San Diego’s Miramar Water Treatment Plant has received the prestigious Phase IV “Presidents Award” recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water.
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Study finds explosive gases in Pennsylvania drinking water

July 2, 2013
A new study by Duke University in Durham, N.C., suggests that people whose homes are located near fracking sites are exposed to a higher risk of having their drinking water contaminated.
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Researchers develop new desalination method

July 2, 2013
The team of scientists claim that the process eliminates the need for membranes by separating salt from water at the microscale.
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Alcoa-Ma'aden joint venture a boon for Saudi Arabia

July 1, 2013
U.S. aluminum giant Alcoa and the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) announced that they have completed the first stage of their joint venture project.
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