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Environmental group takes Pennsylvania wastewater plant to court over discharge into river

July 24, 2013
An environmental group has decided to take legal action against Waste Treatment Corporation (WTC) for alleged illegal discharge of oil and gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania.
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Researchers in Singapore develop water treatment method using tomato and apple peels

July 23, 2013
Ramakrishna Mallampati, a PhD candidate and lead researcher, says he wanted to develop a technique using materials that are easily accessible to address global potable water shortages.
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EPA reaches agreement with XTO Energy over fracking water spill

July 23, 2013
Under the terms of the settlement, XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, has to pay a penalty of $100,000 and start a $20 million improvement program to comply with federal regulations regarding recycling, wastewater disposal and spills prevention.
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Hydrogen peroxide spill contained at New Jersey water treatment plant

July 22, 2013
Firefighters and other emergency units were called to New Jersey's Passaic Valley Water Commission treatment plant early on July 17, after several drums at the facility overheated and started leaking hydrogen peroxide.
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US oil, gas companies embrace recycling of fracking water

July 22, 2013
Many fracking companies in states like Texas, where drought is a major problem, are facing pressure from regulators to reduce the amount of water they use in their fracking fluids.
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Increasing price of drinking water driving growth in global water treatment market

July 16, 2013
The global water and wastewater treatment will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.53 percent between 2012 and 2016, a new forecast from TechNavio predicts.
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Study links large overseas earthquakes to tremors at US fracking sites

July 16, 2013
Large earthquakes around the world have been linked to tremors at U.S. sites where wastewater from gas drilling operations is injected into the ground.
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Xylem to provide technology for Sweden's largest UV disinfection project

July 15, 2013
White Plains, N.Y.-based water technology company Xylem Inc. has won a contract to provide ultraviolet (UV) drinking water treatment technology to the largest UV disinfection project to date in Sweden.
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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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