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Nanomaterial shows promise for oil spill cleanups

A team of scientists from Australia and France have developed a new method for removing organic pollutants from water that could dramatically shorten the time needed to tackle oil spills.
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NACWA honors Brown and Caldwell's Jeff Theerman

Jeff Theerman, vice president and senior utility consultant for environmental engineering firm Brown and Caldwell, was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies at last week’s meeting in Washington, D.C.
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FBI investigates break-in at Georgia water treatment plant

According to officials, someone broke into the plant and changed the system settings for chlorine and fluoride injection, which has resulted in the plant being shut down.
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Atlanta water treatment plant named top finisher in Energy Star National Building Competition

The Hemphill Water Treatment Plant & Pumping Station in Atlanta, Ga., was recognized for reducing its energy use by over 40 percent.
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EEI: EPA should work with power industry on revised wastewater guidelines

According to the Edison Electric Institute, the EPA should cooperate with investor-owned utilities when developing its plan to coordinate its expected new regulation on wastewater discharge standards for steam power plants with its proposal for the disposal of coal combustion waste from coal-fired plants.
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US Water Prize winners honored

In an Earth Day ceremony at National Geographic Headquarters, in Washington D.C., the U.S. Water Alliance presented its U.S. Water Prize to three winners: MillerCoors, The Freshwater Trust and Onondaga County (NY).
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Vermont town receives $7.67 million award to replace aging wastewater system

During Earth Day festivities in the town of Randolph, Vt., on Monday, the USDA announced an award of $7.67 million to replace the town's 40-year-old wastewater system.
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California violated Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA says

The California Department of Public Health has violated the Safe Drinking Water Act by failing to spend a large portion of the federal money provided through the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, according to a noncompliance notice.
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Worker killed in water treatment plant explosion

An explosion Monday afternoon at a wastewater treatment plant in Dexter, Mich., left one man dead and another injured.
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Think tank highlights benefits of energy-from-waste facilities

The U.S. needs to construct more energy-from-waste (EfW) facilities to ensure that methane emissions from waste deposited at landfills is reduced, according to the Center for American Progress.
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