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Study links large overseas earthquakes to tremors at US fracking sites

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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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