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San Diego water treatment plant wins prestigious 'Presidents Award'

The City of San Diego’s Miramar Water Treatment Plant has received the prestigious Phase IV “Presidents Award” recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water.
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Study finds explosive gases in Pennsylvania drinking water

A new study by Duke University in Durham, N.C., suggests that people whose homes are located near fracking sites are exposed to a higher risk of having their drinking water contaminated.
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Researchers develop new desalination method

The team of scientists claim that the process eliminates the need for membranes by separating salt from water at the microscale.
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Alcoa-Ma'aden joint venture a boon for Saudi Arabia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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