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Filtration plant operator sued for polluting Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay

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A coalition of environmental protection groups has launched a lawsuit in a federal court against the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission for violations of the Clean Water Act, accusing it of polluting the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.
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Beijing to develop water reclamation projects to reduce freshwater consumption

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The Beijing Water Authority has set out a plan to start the construction of 16 new water reclamation plants over the course of this year.
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New coal-related incident in West Virginia raises water safety questions

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Officials from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection said that there had been a significant spill from the Kanawha Eagle Prep processing facility near Winifrede.
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Controversial draft rule on EPA water regulation stirs opinions

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A draft proposal of a rule that aims to clarify the definition of U.S. waters has raised concerns that the EPA may not be proposing the most effective measures.
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Half of fracking wells in water-stressed areas

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According to a new report by green investment group Ceres, hydraulic fracturing is fueling demand for water that many areas in the United States are unable to meet, since they are already water-stressed.
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Environmentalists call for tighter rules on New Jersey stormwater permits

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The environmental groups have sent a letter to the state Department of Environmental Protection, claiming that current rules do little to prevent water pollution.
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San Antonio HDPE pipeline project recognized with prestigious award

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The Regional Carrizo pipeline was constructed with the intention to provide water to 60,000 households, in a bid to allow the local water system to catch up with growing water demand.
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Abu Dhabi presents new water management strategy

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Abu Dhabi is planning to completely eliminate the disposal of treated wastewater into the environment over the next four years.
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Two chemical spills confirmed in North Carolina

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City officials in Charlotte, N.C., have reported two unrelated incidents of chemical discharge into local waterways.
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Wastewater treatment lagoons could be biofuel source, study finds

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Wastewater treatment lagoons contain high concentrations of planktonic organisms, which are potential sources of biomass.
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