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Wastewater barge transportation draws controversy

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The debate over whether wastewater from fracking operations should be shipped by barges has been stirring up public opinion for months.
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University of South Florida researchers demonstrate innovative water treatment device

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Scientists at the University of South Florida (USF) have developed a new device that can detect contamination and purify polluted water in just a few hours.
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Study links Oklahoma earthquake to wastewater injection

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Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have linked an earthquake in Oklahoma in 2011 to the injection of oil-drilling wastewater underground.
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University of Texas and Austin Water collaborate on water reclamation project

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The new network of pipes connects the university's chilling stations to Austin Water's reclaimed water distribution system. This enables campus buildings to use reclaimed wastewater instead of potable water for cooling systems.
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EPA to fund water quality education for New York City high schoolers

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The funding will be used to educate New York City high school students about water quality and wastewater treatment and prepare them for environmental careers.
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Worker dies after falling into aerator tank at Florida water treatment plant

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A worker died last Thursday after falling more than 30 feet into an empty aerator tank at a water treatment facility in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Senate committee approves Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority

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If enacted into law, WIFIA would make low-interest federal loans available to address large water infrastructure projects in communities across the U.S.
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US water infrastructure given grade 'D'

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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has given the water infrastructure in the United States a disappointingly low D grade in its new 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure.
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Lockheed Martin develops innovative desalination membrane

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded a patent for its latest invention -- Perforene material, a molecular filtration solution that can turn seawater into fresh water and may help to meet the increased demand for potable water worldwide.
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Fracking wastewater causes problems for treatment plants, study finds

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According to a new study from the University Of Pittsburgh, wastewater treatment facilities are not able to remove all the pollutants from the water used in natural gas extraction.
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