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Pennsylvania treatment plant extracts oil, salts from fracking wastewater

January 7, 2014
A new technology will allow the facility to further process the brine produced after treating the oil and gas production water and separate the metals within it.
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San Francisco considers ban on bottled water

December 31, 2013
San Francisco may ban sales of bottled water on public property if the city Board of Supervisors approves radical new legislation proposed by Supervisor David Chiu.
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Antibiotic-resistant gene in Chinese wastewater treatment plant discharge

December 31, 2013
Researchers claim that several wastewater treatment plants in China have been discharging water containing an antibiotic-resistant gene.
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Fracking company to pay record fine for Clean Water Act violations

December 31, 2013
U.S. fracking company Chesapeake Energy has been hit with the largest civil penalty ever imposed for water contamination.
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Canadian researchers find artificial sweeteners in river

December 30, 2013
A team of Canadian researchers has detected high concentration levels of artificial sweeteners used in the food and beverage industry in the Grand River, near Ontario, suggesting that wastewater treatment plants are unable to remove them from the water supply system.
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Share of private ownership in desalination projects increases

December 19, 2013
The Global Desalination Market Trends & Ownership Strategies 2014-2018 report found that the Middle East will continue to play a crucial role in the development of the desalination market.
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Fracking chemicals can act as hormone disruptors, researchers claim

December 18, 2013
The team of scientists examined in laboratory conditions 12 chemicals that were commonly used in fracking and were either known to be endocrine disruptors or were suspected to have such properties.
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Experts call for action to curb radioactivity in water around Fukushima

December 17, 2013
A Japanese government-appointed expert panel believes that the current measures implemented to curb radioactivity levels in water near the Fukushima nuclear plant are not effective and has called for extra efforts to reduce water contamination in the area.
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Textile, leather industry growth to boost water & wastewater treatment market

December 17, 2013
Driven by rising demand for textile and leather products, the industry is also facing an increased need for treatment of wastewater, boosting the market to a predicted total revenue of $988.2 million by 2020.
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Water, wastewater treatment products market to reach $96 billion by 2019

December 17, 2013
The global water and wastewater treatment (WWT) technology market is predicted to grow by more than 10% annually between 2014 and 2019, according to a new report.
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