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Alcoa-Ma'aden joint venture a boon for Saudi Arabia

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U.S. aluminum giant Alcoa and the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) announced that they have completed the first stage of their joint venture project.
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Growth potential for water and wastewater disinfection systems seen

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A new study emphasizes that companies will need sustainable solutions for more extensive water reuse, and that global revenues for these technologies should reach three billion dollars in 2019.
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Kenmore, N.Y., faulted in audit for wastewater treatment

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The Village of Kenmore, N.Y. was faulted for its wastewater treatment practices in an audit released by that state’s Comptroller’s Office. The report provides interesting insights into the wastewater treatment challenges faced by municipalities.
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Researcher points to natural gas wells as drinking water pollution source

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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