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Vermont town receives $7.67 million award to replace aging wastewater system

April 23, 2013
During Earth Day festivities in the town of Randolph, Vt., on Monday, the USDA announced an award of $7.67 million to replace the town's 40-year-old wastewater system.
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California violated Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA says

April 23, 2013
The California Department of Public Health has violated the Safe Drinking Water Act by failing to spend a large portion of the federal money provided through the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, according to a noncompliance notice.
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Worker killed in water treatment plant explosion

April 23, 2013
An explosion Monday afternoon at a wastewater treatment plant in Dexter, Mich., left one man dead and another injured.
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Think tank highlights benefits of energy-from-waste facilities

April 22, 2013
The U.S. needs to construct more energy-from-waste (EfW) facilities to ensure that methane emissions from waste deposited at landfills is reduced, according to the Center for American Progress.
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Texas studies feasibility of Gulf of Mexico desalination plant

April 16, 2013
The study will focus on the proposed construction of a 500MW natural gas-fired power plant next to a seawater desalination facility along the Texas gulf coast that would process from 25 to 50 million gallons of seawater per day into fresh drinking water.
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Illinois Governor announces $21.5 million clean water project

April 16, 2013
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced on Monday a $21.5 million investment for a major upgrade of the Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) wastewater treatment plant that will create more than 600 construction jobs in the area.
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EPA finalizes cleanup plan for Cayuga County Superfund site

April 16, 2013
The groundwater at the site is contaminated with volatile organic compounds from a semiconductor manufacturing site in the city of Auburn.
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DC Water launches Clean Rivers Project

April 16, 2013
The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) presented a giant tunnel-boring machine (TBM) that will help the authority to minimize the amount of raw sewage spilling into rivers and basements during overflows caused by rainstorms, with the aim of improving the water quality of the area.
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Los Angeles looks to rainwater catchment to curb pollution

April 9, 2013
Officials hope that these projects would keep runoff pollution out of waterways and help bolster groundwater supplies, which could be used for drinking water.
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Concrete manufacturer to pay $135,000 civil penalty for Clean Water Act violations

April 9, 2013
Torromeo Industries, Inc. will pay a $135,000 civil penalty and implement a compliance program to resolve numerous violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its Kingston, N.H., plant.
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