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France wastes 20% of drinking water through leaky pipes

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About 1.3 billion liters of drinking water every year are wasted in France due to water leaks.
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Ruptured pipeline causes major sewage spill near Philadelphia

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Raw sewage recently spilled from a burst water main near Philadelphia, Pa., sending several million gallons of untreated waste into Valley Creek.
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Researchers use bacteria to remove lead from wastewater

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Chinese researchers claim that they have engineered bacteria that can efficiently remove lead from wastewater from various industrial processes.
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Iowa utilities consider merger to cut costs

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A group of water utilities from Iowa are examining the potential effect a partnership may have on costs and service quality.
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Is cigarette smoke a water pollutant?

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A recent study published in Environmental Science & Technology suggests that tap water may be contaminated by cigarette smoke.
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New rule on Clean Water Act jurisdiction proposed

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a new rule that seeks to shed light on the federal Clean Water Act's jurisdiction regarding protection of streams and wetlands.
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New York town to create new wetlands under consent decree

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The town of Ramapo, N.Y., will have to pay a civil penalty of $125,000 for violating the federal Clean Water Act by damaging wetlands during the construction of a baseball stadium.
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Slow growth predicted for Asia Pacific wastewater treatment industry

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The Asia Pacific wastewater treatment and management industry is expected to register sluggish growth over the years through 2018.
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Study raises concerns over leaks from fracking wells

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Scientists have warned that at least 6 percent of fracking wells could suffer structural defects that could lead to leaks and contaminate the environment.
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Citgo faces $197 million fine for Lake Charles oil spill

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Oklahoma-based refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp. may face a $197 million fine for the 2006 oil spill at its refinery in Lake Charles, La.
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