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Fracking wastewater puts drinking water supplies at risk, study suggests

New research finds that discharge of fracking wastewater to rivers, even after it has passed through wastewater treatment plants, could put the drinking water supplies of downstream cities at risk.
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Solar energy speeds up tailings ponds reclamation

Researchers at the University of Alberta have shown that oil sands tailings can be cleaned up with a new technique that uses solar energy to accelerate the process.
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St. Lawrence River sediments polluted by microbeads

Microplastic particles have been discovered in the St. Lawrence River. The non-biodegradable particles originate from cosmetics as well as household and industrial cleaning products.
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Abu Dhabi targets 100% wastewater reuse

Water resources in the Middle East are becoming increasingly scarce and governments are addressing the issue in a variety of ways.
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Grant awarded for desalination test well in California

A desalination test well project has been granted $1 million of state funding in California.
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Annual growth of 17.7% predicted for smart water management market

The market is driven by factors such as aging water infrastructure, lack of water management in urban areas, mapping of water resources and the need to reduce non-revenue water.
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UK utility builds new wastewater treatment plant

A new wastewater treatment plant is to be built in the south of England, replacing the existing treatment works which date from 1966.
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Industrial waste management services market set for strong growth

Industrial waste management is a growing industry, particularly in developed economies.
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Wastewater injection linked to Raton Basin earthquakes

A new study suggests that wastewater wells are linked to an increase in seismic activity in Colorado and New Mexico.
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Waste treatment firm agrees to settle over disposal of shale gas drilling wastewater

A waste treatment firm based in Warren, Pennsylvania, has agreed to build a new wastewater treatment facility to settle a federal lawsuit brought by environmental organization Clean Water Action.


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