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FBI investigates break-in at Georgia water treatment plant

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According to officials, someone broke into the plant and changed the system settings for chlorine and fluoride injection, which has resulted in the plant being shut down.
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Atlanta water treatment plant named top finisher in Energy Star National Building Competition

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The Hemphill Water Treatment Plant & Pumping Station in Atlanta, Ga., was recognized for reducing its energy use by over 40 percent.
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EEI: EPA should work with power industry on revised wastewater guidelines

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According to the Edison Electric Institute, the EPA should cooperate with investor-owned utilities when developing its plan to coordinate its expected new regulation on wastewater discharge standards for steam power plants with its proposal for the disposal of coal combustion waste from coal-fired plants.
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US Water Prize winners honored

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In an Earth Day ceremony at National Geographic Headquarters, in Washington D.C., the U.S. Water Alliance presented its U.S. Water Prize to three winners: MillerCoors, The Freshwater Trust and Onondaga County (NY).
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Vermont town receives $7.67 million award to replace aging wastewater system

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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