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Report predicts growth in sedimentation, centrifugation global markets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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