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Researcher points to natural gas wells as drinking water pollution source

June 25, 2013
Elevated levels of methane and other stray gases have been found in drinking water near natural gas wells in Pennsylvania's gas-rich Marcellus shale region, according to new research.
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Wastewater brokerage owners charged in federal court for illegal disposal of industrial waste

June 18, 2013
The owners of a wastewater brokerage firm were charged in federal court Monday for allegedly injecting more than 380,000 gallons of industrial wastewater down a well in Assumption Parish, La.
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Oregon student named US winner of 2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

June 18, 2013
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that Anirudh Jain of Portland, Ore., has been named the U.S. winner of the 2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) during a ceremony this past weekend in Portland.
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EPA orders Minnesota to introduce tougher wastewater regulations

June 18, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an order requiring the state of Minnesota to introduce more stringent regulation on water pollution in wastewater permits.
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South Bend, Ind., considers wastewater treatment plant upgrade bids

June 17, 2013
The city of South Bend, Ind., is set to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant in the hope that more advanced technology could resolve the community's water quality problems.
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Colorado governor calls for collaboration to conserve water

June 12, 2013
Speaking before a crowd of more than 2,000 at ACE13, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper urged water professionals to foster collaboration among agricultural, recreational and urban water interests.
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Oklahoma City wins 'Best of the Best' Tap Water Taste Test at ACE13

June 12, 2013
The Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust delivers tap water to more than 200,000 homes and businesses, and more than 20 nearby communities and water districts.
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American Water's Mark LeChevallier receives 2013 Research Innovation Award

June 12, 2013
In his 28-year career, LeChevallier has been involved in 50 Water Research Foundation projects and has made significant contributions in understanding the microbiology of water.
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Omega-3 producer to pay multi-million fine over Clean Water Act breaches

June 11, 2013
Omega Protein, Inc., a subsidiary of Texas-based nutritional ingredients producer Omega Protein Corporation, is to pay a total of $7.5 million to settle violations of the Clean Water Act.
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EPA: US water infrastructure needs $384 billion upgrade

June 7, 2013
The federal government will have to spend at least $384 billion on improvements of the country's drinking water infrastructure to make sure that the U.S. population is provided with safe water over the next 20 years.
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