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Demand for water treatment membrane technologies expected to rise

February 19, 2013
According to a new analysis, the global market is increasingly opening up to membrane technology as an effective means to produce high-quality effluent.
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Kansas refinery fined more than $2 million for oil spill

February 19, 2013
Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing has agreed to pay a $556,244 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its facility in Coffeyville, Kan., and $1.7 million for reimbursement of federal response costs.
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US water and sewage systems in dire need of infrastructure improvement

February 19, 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama's call for more public-private partnerships could be interpreted as a signal for companies to invest in deteriorating water and sewage infrastructure.
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Oregon fines food firm for illegal wastewater discharge

February 14, 2013
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has slapped a $9,600 fine on Norpac Foods, Inc. for breaching wastewater discharging requirements at its food processing facility in Stayton.
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Clean water groups release 'blue print' for future of water utilities

February 12, 2013
The NACWA, WERF and WEF have jointly released a document that attempts to define "the evolving environmental, economic and social roles that clean water utilities are playing in their communities."
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Saudi Arabia to build world's largest desalination plant

February 12, 2013
Saudi Arabia's Saline Water Conversion Corp. (SWCC) has announced plans to build a desalination plant with a capacity of 600,000 cubic meters per day, which would make it the largest plant of its kind in the world.
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Transgenic tadpole detects water contaminants

February 12, 2013
French biotechnology company WatchFrog has created a transgenic tadpole that glows when it comes into contact with thyroid-disrupting compounds in water.
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Vancouver utility center supplies heat from sewage

February 7, 2013
The city of Vancouver is using innovative technology that takes heat from Vancouver's sewage and uses it to heat the neighborhood, spanning 250,000 square meters.
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Texas municipality enters public-private partnership with Severn Trent Services

February 5, 2013
Severn Trent Services will provide water and wastewater operations and maintenance services to Horizon Regional Municipal Utility District.
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US scientists look to turn algae into biofuel

February 5, 2013
Researchers at the University of Toledo, Ohio, are looking into ways to turn the abundant toxic algae in Lake Erie into fuel, hoping to develop a sustainable method for cleaning the water in the lake and producing energy.
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