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Video depicting water travelling 'uphill' goes viral

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A YouTube video created by University of Bath physics students has become a surprise global Internet sensation.
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Pennsylvania utility invests $239 million in infrastructure improvements

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Water infrastructure improvements worth $239 million have been completed in the state of Pennsylvania this year across the six state divisions of water utility company Aqua Pennsylvania.
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Fracking-related water contamination confirmed in several states

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At least three states -- Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia -- have confirmed water pollution in response to complaints related to hydraulic fracturing operations.
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Unilever to pay $1 million fine for illegal wastewater discharge

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The agreement relates to an incident dating back to December 2008, when wastewater was discharged illegally at Unilever's facility at Clinton, Conn.
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Report predicts growth in sedimentation, centrifugation global markets

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The global market for centrifuges, clarifiers and related equipment will grow by 6.5% in 2014, bringing the total revenue to $7.3 billion.
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High levels of lead in drinking water linked to increased miscarriage rates

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According to a recent study, the elevated level of lead in the drinking water supplied to Washington, D.C., was to blame for the sharp and unexplained rise in the number of late-term miscarriages and spontaneous abortions between 2000 and 2003.
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Pennsylvania treatment plant extracts oil, salts from fracking wastewater

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A new technology will allow the facility to further process the brine produced after treating the oil and gas production water and separate the metals within it.
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San Francisco considers ban on bottled water

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San Francisco may ban sales of bottled water on public property if the city Board of Supervisors approves radical new legislation proposed by Supervisor David Chiu.
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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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