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New laws, infrastructure spur investment in global sludge treatment market

March 19, 2013
Stringent new laws on wastewater residue disposal and rapid infrastructure development, particularly in developing countries, have fueled investments in the global sludge treatment market.
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New membrane technology removes drug residue from water

March 19, 2013
Swedish researchers have developed a unique water treatment technology that can separate pharmaceutical residue from wastewater.
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Innovative technology allows Vermont farm to manage wastewater efficiently

March 19, 2013
Waste management and wastewater treatment are two of the biggest challenges that food manufacturers and processors have to tackle on a day-to-day basis.
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Watchdog files complaint over Californian wastewater treatment plant violations

March 19, 2013
Northern California River Watch has filed a complaint to the U.S. District Court, accusing the city of American Canyon, Calif,. of violating the federal Clean Water Act.
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Queen's University works on new wastewater treatment method

March 12, 2013
New water filtration technology that could potentially provide better opportunities for producing and using renewable energy to power wastewater treatment systems is being developed in Canada with the help of federal funding.
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New Jersey utility manipulated water samples to hide industrial solvent

March 11, 2013
The East Orange Water Commission will have to pay $400,000 in fines following the discovery that the New Jersey utility had deliberately hidden information about elevated levels of an industrial solvent in drinking water.
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Scientist calls for water management regulation review

March 8, 2013
Federal regulations on water management and water treatment should be reviewed and new policies implemented to provide full protection from pollutants and higher quality of water, according a leading U.S. specialist in algal blooms and cyanobacteria.
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Nearly 60% of EU's waste ends up in incinerators, landfills

March 8, 2013
As much as 60% of municipal waste in the European Union still ends up in landfills or incinerators, a new report has claimed, highlighting the need for new measures to encourage the reuse of materials and reduce wasteful consumption.
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Exxon Mobil on trial for water contamination in New Hampshire

March 5, 2013
The state of New Hampshire claims that Exxon Mobil knew the gasoline additive methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) was contaminating drinking water and did not alert the public.
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Desalination increasingly popular solution to water shortage problem

March 5, 2013
Desalination projects are becoming increasingly common globally, as drinkable water reserves are getting scarce and the population increases, causing the demand for clean water to rise accordingly.
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