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USGS blames oil drilling for water contamination in Montana

April 15, 2014
USGS researchers said that disposal of brine water from oil operations for decades has affected the quality of both private drinking water wells and public water supply wells.
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California city to invest $285 million in water recycling project

April 15, 2014
Escondido, Calif., is planning to invest $285 million in a water recycling program that aims to help its public water system handle demand for water amid the ongoing drought.
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Oklahoma drillers to collect wastewater injection data daily under new proposal

April 14, 2014
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved new rules that would require fracking companies to record the volume of injected wastewater and the pressure at which it is injected underground on a daily basis.
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US Water Prize winners honored

April 10, 2014
More than 300 water leaders gathered April 7 at the National Geographic Society’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. to honor the winners of the 2014 U.S. Water Prize.
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Water recycling could help fracking companies deal with water shortages

April 10, 2014
Recycling technology allows oil-field water containing salts and dozens of chemical elements to be cleaned and reused over and over again.
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Unilever fined $4.5 million for Clean Water Act violations

April 10, 2014
Unilever Home and Personal Care USA has been fined $1 million for breaches of the Clean Water Act and will also have to contribute $3.5 million to environmental programs.
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Massachusetts desalination plant to compete for prestigious award

April 10, 2014
A desalination plant in Swansea, Mass., has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2014 Global Water Award given out by Global Water Intelligence.
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Water leaders urge passage of water infrastructure legislation

April 8, 2014
More than 130 water utility leaders from 46 states traveled to Capitol Hill on April 1 to advocate for the creation of a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority during the American Water Works Association’s Water Matters! Fly In.
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Stanford University to open water recovery center

April 8, 2014
Stanford University will soon be able to test various water and energy recovery methods in its brand new research center.
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Texas to look into desalination options

April 7, 2014
Texas is considering desalination as a possible way out of the water scarcity crisis it is facing due to extensive drought.
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