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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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EPA grants $15 million to Nevada water projects

November 19, 2013
The federal agency has awarded a $6.5 million grant for Nevada's Clean Water State Revolving Fund and a further $8.5 million grant for the state's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.
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Vote on Huntington Beach desalination project delayed

November 19, 2013
Boston-based Poseidon Resources will have to put its plans to build the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere on hold, following the decision taken by the California Coastal Commission to delay its final decision on the application.
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Groundwater contamination discovered around TVA coal-fired plants, report claims

November 18, 2013
TVA did not contest the findings but noted that it was moving to adopt a more aggressive approach to control and prevent future coal ash contamination of water supplies.
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Texas drillers turn to water recycling

November 13, 2013
While just a few years ago drillers thought that water recycling systems were nothing but an unnecessary expense, these days the vast majority of shale gas and oil drilling companies have fully embraced water recycling.
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BP America subsidiary agrees to $19.5 million settlement over copper mine pollution

November 12, 2013
Residents of northern Nevada have been awarded a settlement of up to a $19.5 million in a class action case regarding the toxic chemicals that leaked from the Anaconda copper mine, operated by BP America's subsidiary Atlantic Richfield Company.
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Water scarcity issues to impact global businesses within five years, report claims

November 12, 2013
According to the new Global Water Report 2013, water scarcity problems are set to become more common over the years to come and businesses need to change their approach to water-related risk management.
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