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Two workers die in accident at El Paso wastewater treatment plant

The men had been performing repairs at the Roberto R. Bustamante Wastewater Treatment Plant in El Paso when a surge of sludge filled the equipment room where they were working.
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Poultry processing plant fined after dumping waste in storm drains

A poultry slaughterhouse in New York has admitted disposing of chicken parts and other waste in storm drains and sewers.
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New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico get water infrastructure funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced funding for water infrastructure projects in New York State, New Jersey and Puerto Rico.
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Electrodialysis could make fracking wastewater reusable

Electrodialysis could help reduce the volume of contaminated wastewater that needs to be disposed of from hydraulic fracturing sites, researchers said this week.
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EPA proposes strontium regulation in drinking water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to regulate strontium, a naturally occurring element, in drinking water.
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New research aims to measure impact of conservation actions on water quality

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to measure the impact of farmers' conservation practices on water quality.
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Arizona, Nevada get EPA funds to improve water quality, infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing millions of dollars in funding to improve water quality and infrastructure in Arizona and Nevada.
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Sewage leak pollutes Maryland stream

An estimated 17,553 gallons of raw sewage leaked into a stream in Maryland over the course of eight days.
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New plant to reuse carbon from cement manufacturing

A new carbon capture and utilization facility will open in San Antonio, Texas, this week with the aim of generating a profit from carbon dioxide (CO2) that previously would have been released into the atmosphere.


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Portugal faces EU action over inadequate wastewater treatment

Portugal has been criticized by the European Commission for poor implementation of the European Union's Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive.
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