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Los Angeles City Council approves fracking moratorium

The Planning and Land Use Management Committee of Los Angeles has approved two motions that could lead to a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and other unconventional oil and gas extraction practices.
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Nutrient pollution in EU drops despite manufacturing output increase

Most European countries have made significant progress in tackling nutrient pollution in water, even though industry output in many sectors that contribute to contamination has increased in recent years.
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Indian sewage treatment plant sector set for growth through 2018

Changes are expected over the next few years that will improve the quality of municipal sewage treatment services in the country.
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EPA takes enforcement action against South Carolina water company

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken enforcement action against Utilities Inc. for failing to prevent at least 27 sewer overflows since the start of 2013.
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More than 700 US power plants have no water reuse systems

There has been a noticeable improvement in the water reuse rates of cooling systems in electric generating plants in the U.S. but almost half of the facilities still have no policy for water reuse.
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Global desalination market to reach $3.92 billion in 2014

New technology has developed significantly over the past few years, allowing manufacturers of desalination system equipment to make their products more efficient and less energy-consuming.
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Fracking accounts for half of total water consumption in some Texas counties

Oil and gas companies in Texas may face a severe shortage of water for their fracking operations if they continue to drill at current rates, according to a new report.
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New Hampshire wastewater treatment plant given EPA regional award

The EPA Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Excellence Award is given to publicly owned wastewater treatment plants to honor employees for their commitment to the highest quality water.
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Texas metal finishing company investigated for cadmium discharge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has started an investigation into a company that allegedly discharged a toxic chemical into the wastewater system of Fort Worth, Texas.
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China to launch major water resources cleanup program

The most populated country in the world has relatively small water reserves and the problem of water scarcity has become particularly pressing over the past few years.
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