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Texas studies feasibility of Gulf of Mexico desalination plant

The study will focus on the proposed construction of a 500MW natural gas-fired power plant next to a seawater desalination facility along the Texas gulf coast that would process from 25 to 50 million gallons of seawater per day into fresh drinking water.
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Illinois Governor announces $21.5 million clean water project

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced on Monday a $21.5 million investment for a major upgrade of the Kankakee River Metropolitan Agency (KRMA) wastewater treatment plant that will create more than 600 construction jobs in the area.
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EPA finalizes cleanup plan for Cayuga County Superfund site

The groundwater at the site is contaminated with volatile organic compounds from a semiconductor manufacturing site in the city of Auburn.
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DC Water launches Clean Rivers Project

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) presented a giant tunnel-boring machine (TBM) that will help the authority to minimize the amount of raw sewage spilling into rivers and basements during overflows caused by rainstorms, with the aim of improving the water quality of the area.
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Los Angeles looks to rainwater catchment to curb pollution

Officials hope that these projects would keep runoff pollution out of waterways and help bolster groundwater supplies, which could be used for drinking water.
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Concrete manufacturer to pay $135,000 civil penalty for Clean Water Act violations

Torromeo Industries, Inc. will pay a $135,000 civil penalty and implement a compliance program to resolve numerous violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its Kingston, N.H., plant.
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Wastewater barge transportation draws controversy

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

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

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

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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