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West Virginia water ban gradually lifted

January 17, 2014
Although the water ban has been lifted in some parts of West Virginia, life for many of the 300,000 people that have been affected by the chemical spill into the Elk River is still not back to normal.
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Lake Tahoe authority sued for chemical pollution over fireworks

January 15, 2014
A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority by a couple from Nevada who claim that debris from the fireworks on Independence Day and Labor Day has polluted the waters of the lake.
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Columbus, Ohio, invests $600,000 to fight foul odor in tap water

January 15, 2014
Over the past few weeks there have been more than 1,000 complaints filed by residents and businesses in the affected area.
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Radioactivity in fracking water reduced with new method

January 15, 2014
The method mixes fracking wastewater with acid drainage from mining operations or with salty water to create easily removable solids.
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US scientists develop quick method to convert algae into crude

January 14, 2014
The technology developed by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory produces crude at a fraction of the cost of other methods and efficiently makes use of all byproducts.
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Federal judge clears Florida's water pollution limits

January 14, 2014
The state of Florida can set its own nitrogen and phosphorus water pollution limits, a federal judge ruled.
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Chilean mines may be required to use desalinated water

January 14, 2014
Chilean members of parliament are proposing a bill that would require mining companies to use desalinated water in mining processes, in a bid to reduce fresh water consumption while meeting the industry's growing water needs.
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South Carolina water company wins prestigious award for high performance standards

January 14, 2014
Greenville Water has been named the winner of the Phase IV Presidents Award, which is handed out to utilities that have met the most stringent quality standards and is quite rarely awarded.
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Chemical spill contaminates drinking water in nine West Virginia counties

January 13, 2014
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced a state of emergency in nine counties on Thursday, Jan. 9, after a chemical spill that contaminated the Elk River resulted in a water ban estimated to affect about 200,000 customers of the West Virginia American Water utility.
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Aquifer recharge reduced nitrate levels in groundwater, USGS study shows

January 8, 2014
According to results from a new study carried out by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Hi-Desert Water District, artificial replenishment of groundwater aquifer systems can lead to a drop in nitrate concentrations in groundwater and a rise in water levels.
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