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Queen's University works on new wastewater treatment method

March 12, 2013
New water filtration technology that could potentially provide better opportunities for producing and using renewable energy to power wastewater treatment systems is being developed in Canada with the help of federal funding.
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New Jersey utility manipulated water samples to hide industrial solvent

March 11, 2013
The East Orange Water Commission will have to pay $400,000 in fines following the discovery that the New Jersey utility had deliberately hidden information about elevated levels of an industrial solvent in drinking water.
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Scientist calls for water management regulation review

March 8, 2013
Federal regulations on water management and water treatment should be reviewed and new policies implemented to provide full protection from pollutants and higher quality of water, according a leading U.S. specialist in algal blooms and cyanobacteria.
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Nearly 60% of EU's waste ends up in incinerators, landfills

March 8, 2013
As much as 60% of municipal waste in the European Union still ends up in landfills or incinerators, a new report has claimed, highlighting the need for new measures to encourage the reuse of materials and reduce wasteful consumption.
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Exxon Mobil on trial for water contamination in New Hampshire

March 5, 2013
The state of New Hampshire claims that Exxon Mobil knew the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) was contaminating drinking water and did not alert the public.
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Desalination increasingly popular solution to water shortage problem

March 5, 2013
Desalination projects are becoming increasingly common globally, as drinkable water reserves are getting scarce and the population increases, causing the demand for clean water to rise accordingly.
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Scientist develops method for producing electricity from wastewater

March 1, 2013
Dealing with challenges of any kind often requires thinking outside the box. Such an approach can be very useful when trying to figure out ways to tackle the global issue of energy resources and sustainability.
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State of Washington grants funding to 72 clean water projects

March 1, 2013
The Washington Department of Ecology has announced plans to put a higher priority on water management and to focus on clean water supply in the state.
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US Water Prize winners announced

February 26, 2013
The U.S. Water Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of water-sustainability issues, announced the winners of its 2013 U.S. Water Prize in a ceremony today in Washington, D.C.
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Squirrel blamed for power outage at Tampa water treatment plant

February 26, 2013
A squirrel or other animal may be responsible for a power outage at a Tampa, Fla., water treatment plant that prompted the city to issue a 48-hour boil water notice Friday afternoon.
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