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Illinois water officials sentenced for concealing contaminated water supplies

December 6, 2013
Two former water officials in the town of Crestwood, Ill., have each been sentenced at a U.S. District Court to two years of probation for manipulating records showing that the town's water supplies had been tainted for two decades.
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Florida should explore desalination options, expert says

December 4, 2013
Florida needs to focus on desalination and invest in projects that could turn seawater into freshwater as it is facing a serious water scarcity problem.
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Fracking water treatment sector in need of fresh ideas, expert claims

December 3, 2013
Treating and recycling fracking wastewater has proved to be more difficult than many had expected. A highly individualized approach is needed for each oilfield, meaning that the costs are high.
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60,000 gallons of effluent discharged into Chesapeake Bay

December 3, 2013
Approximately 60,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater were released into Chesapeake Bay on Friday as a result of Maryland's Chesapeake Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant failure to hold a large amount of rainfall over a short period of time.
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Nanocatalysts could remove nitrites from drinking water

December 2, 2013
Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have developed a method to reduce the level of nitrites in drinking water by using nanocatalysts.
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Greece faces fines for delayed wastewater treatment improvements

December 2, 2013
Greece may face hefty fines from the European Commission (EC) over its failure to adequately deal with urban wastewater and for its poor standards of wastewater treatment.
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New Jersey wastewater plant uses anaerobic digestion to produce power

November 26, 2013
The Village of Ridgewood, N.J., has launched a new project at the local wastewater treatment plant that entirely relies on renewable energy.
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India starts aquifer mapping project

November 26, 2013
India is looking for new ways to improve its water management. Under a new pilot project launched by the federal Ministry of Water Resources, aquifers across six areas will be mapped using aerial technology.
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Wastewater treatment plants remove only half of drugs in water

November 26, 2013
A new report reveals that not all prescription drugs and other chemicals are removed by water treatment plants, leaving a significant proportion of the chemicals in treated effluent.
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Texas oil company develops fracking method using no freshwater

November 25, 2013
Instead of relying on freshwater that is extremely scarce, the company utilizes brackish water from the Santa Rosa aquifer and is recycling water from its own wells.
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