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Missouri files lawsuit against Tyson Foods over water contamination

Missouri's Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit against Tyson Foods, accusing the company of illegally discharging untreated industrial wastewater into Clear Creek in the southwestern part of the state.
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Study examines factors influencing amount of carbon in large US rivers

The movement of carbon in the Colorado and Missouri Rivers follows different patterns but is governed by a combination of natural factors and human activities.
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More than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals released into US waterways in 2012, study finds

A recent study published by non-profit environmental protection organization Environment America has found that more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals were released into U.S. waterways in 2012.
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New Hampshire student to represent US in International Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition

Deepika Kurup from Nashua, New Hampshire, was named the U.S. winner of the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) -- the most prestigious international competition for water-related research.
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Extracting oil, precious metal from wastewater to thrive in next few years

Recovery of various substances from wastewater is likely to pick up over the next few years, as commodity prices increase and technology for resources recovery from wastewater keeps improving.
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Is fracking really depleting states' water resources?

In states where water reserves are scarce, the tension between agriculture and oil and gas industry is growing.
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Metal finishing company to pay $118,000 penalty for poor hazardous waste management

Aero-Dynamics, Inc, a metal finishing company based in Seabrook, New Hampshire, has reached a settlement with the U.S. EPA over the company's poor practices in the disposal of hazardous waste.
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Santa Barbara ponders reactivating desalination plant

The city of Santa Barbara, California, is considering a huge investment that would bring an inactive desalination plant back into action, in an attempt to relieve the consequences of the ongoing drought.
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Faulty valve causes chlorine leak at Missouri water treatment plant

A water treatment plant in Columbia, Missouri, was shut down briefly Friday after a chlorine leak was discovered.
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BP faces Clean Water Act fine for Macondo well blowout

More than four years after it happened, the Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to capture the attention of the industry and the public.
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