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Trans Energy agrees to settlement over pollution in West Virginia streams, wetlands

Trans Energy Inc. has agreed to restore streams and wetlands that were harmed by its natural gas extraction activities in West Virginia.
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Global shale developments face water stress

Water risk is a significant challenge when it comes to shale gas development, the World Resources Institute (WRI) said this week.
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Underwater grass regrowth improves water quality in Chesapeake Bay

Underwater grasses near the mouth of the Susquehanna River have made a major comeback in the last decade thanks to reductions in nutrient pollution, stimulating further improvements in the quality of the water.
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USDA to invest $45 million to protect Lake Champlain from farm runoff

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide up to $45 million to protect soil and water quality from farm runoff entering Lake Champlain in Vermont over the next five years.
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NSF develops standard to measure effectiveness of water treatment devices

Global public health and safety organization NSF International has developed the first American National Standard, validating the effectiveness of water treatment devices designed to reduce trace levels of contaminants in drinking water.
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Arkansas Natural Resources Commission secures $9.2 million EPA grant

The proceeds will be used for projects, such as replacing sewer lines, improving wastewater treatment facilities and upgrading collection systems.
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Largest desalination plant in Western Hemisphere to be operational ahead of schedule

The largest seawater desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere, which is currently being constructed in Carlsbad, California, could be operational three months ahead of schedule.
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Toledo's water commissioner resigns following toxins scare

The commissioner of Toledo's troubled water treatment plant has been forced to resign, after toxins contaminated the city's water supply.
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Untreated sewage from Montreal dumped directly into St. Lawrence River

Sewage waste is being released directly into the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal, following heavy rainfalls because the Canadian city's sewage waste mixes with rainwater during rain storms.
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Wildfires can have negative impact on drinking water sources

Wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency in the last few years, raising concerns about the quality of local natural resources, such as water, the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) claim in a joint report.
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