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Heavy rain sends 25 million gallons of sewage into Connecticut harbor

The city of Stamford, Connecticut, has been dealing with a huge spill of partially treated wastewater into the local harbor following days of heavy rain.
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San Diego Water Authority faces lawsuit over water supply plan

Environmental non-profit organization San Diego Coastkeeper has accused the San Diego Water Authority of ignoring the dangers of climate change in its recently presented water supply plan.
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Titanium parts manufacturer to pay record fine over toxic waste contamination

Texas-based titanium parts manufacturer Titanium Metals Corporation is to pay a fine of $13.75 million for manufacturing and disposing of polychlorinated biphenyls without authorization.
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EPA reconsiders approval of Pennsylvania injection well permit

EPA has changed its mind on giving the green light to a 7,300-foot-deep injection well in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
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PFCs present in two-thirds of New Jersey water systems

The majority of public water systems in New Jersey contain perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are known to increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
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Global demand for water to outstrip supply by 2030, report warns

By 2030, global demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by as much as 40 percent, which would lead to dramatic political and sociological developments.
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Emergency repair shuts down Southern California water treatment plant

Water supplies to about 350,000 of the utility's customers were affected during the downtime and the Metropolitan Water District Southern California called for customers to conserve water as much as possible during the repair works.
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Defunct energy company to pay record penalty for environmental damage

The now-defunct Kerr-McGee Corporation, which was taken over by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in 2006, will have to pay a record penalty of $5.15 billion under a settlement reached with the Department of Justice.
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Chinese province to invest $3.35 billion in water conservation projects

Heilongjiang province in Northeastern China will focus on conserving water used in agricultural irrigation and drainage, as well as on better flood protection and preservation of water resources in general.
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Research lacking on emerging contaminants

Emerging contaminants are an increasing concern for scientists, water utilities and regulators because their impact on the environment and on public health.
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