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Antibiotic-resistant gene in Chinese wastewater treatment plant discharge

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Fracking uses more water than thought, study claims

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In one of the states where fracking has become a day-to-day business, authorities have found that, in order for the fuel to flow, "maintenance water" is also required.
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EPA slams failure to improve water quality in California

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The poor quality of the water in some towns in San Joaquin Valley, Calif., is unacceptable and local communities should not be left waiting for improvements that should have been made years ago, according to Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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