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San Antonio to pay $2.6 million penalty for Clean Water Act violations

The city of San Antonio has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will require the city to pay a $2.6 million civil penalty over multiple violations of the Clean Water Act.
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Oshkosh, Wis., ordered to reduce phosphorus discharges from wastewater plant

The city of Oshkosh, Wis., will have to significantly reduce the amount of phosphorus discharged from its wastewater treatment plant under the terms of its new discharge permit.
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European Commission invests EUR 130 million in Romanian water treatment project

The European Commission has approved a €130 million investment for a wastewater treatment project around the city of Bucharest, Romania.
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Kansas City water worker dies in sewer line accident

Kansas City officials have announced that an incident at a city sewer line led to the death of a 40-year-old city water department employee.
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Sewage Works Exhibition 2013 features 'Showcase of World-Class Technology' in Tokyo

Japan’s Sewage Works Association brings Sewage Works Exhibition 2013 to Tokyo Big Sight convention center from July 30 to Aug. 2 under the theme “Showcase of World-Class Technology.”
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Southern Research Institute to develop fracking wastewater treatment technology

Southern Research Institute and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) have started a joint project to develop methods and technologies aimed at improving shale gas hydraulic fracturing water treatment.
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Environmental group takes Pennsylvania wastewater plant to court over discharge into river

An environmental group has decided to take legal action against Waste Treatment Corporation (WTC) for alleged illegal discharge of oil and gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania.
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Researchers in Singapore develop water treatment method using tomato and apple peels

Ramakrishna Mallampati, a PhD candidate and lead researcher, says he wanted to develop a technique using materials that are easily accessible to address global potable water shortages.
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EPA reaches agreement with XTO Energy over fracking water spill

Under the terms of the settlement, XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, has to pay a penalty of $100,000 and start a $20 million improvement program to comply with federal regulations regarding recycling, wastewater disposal and spills prevention.
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Hydrogen peroxide spill contained at New Jersey water treatment plant

Firefighters and other emergency units were called to New Jersey's Passaic Valley Water Commission treatment plant early on July 17, after several drums at the facility overheated and started leaking hydrogen peroxide.
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