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Advanced metering infrastructure market set for growth

The global market for advanced metering infrastructure associated with the supply of electricity, gas and water is forecast to show a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.5 percent over the next five years.
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Volkswagon gets EPA award for stormwater management

Volkswagen Group of America has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its efforts to protect stormwater.
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Biosolids spill into Michigan lake after power outage

A power failure at a pump station in Michigan on Wednesday afternoon led to almost 200 gallons of biosolids spilling into the northern end of Boardman Lake.
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USDA funds efforts to improve water quality in Lake Erie

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that $2 million in conservation funds will be sent to Ohio to support a range of projects.
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FEMA awards $260 million post-Sandy grant to Newark wastewater plant

New Jersey's largest wastewater treatment plant has secured a $260 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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Southern Company awards $1.8 million in grants to support urban watershed restoration

Atlanta-based energy company Southern Company, along with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants to 53 organization to encourage environmental stewardship and community partnerships and to protect vital habitats.
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Drinking water safe after fuel oil spill in Ohio River

Power company Duke Energy reported that the incident occurred during a routine transfer of fuel oil at its W.C. Beckjord Station, 20 miles southeast of Cincinnati.
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EPA funds 'citizen science' water quality checks in New York, New Jersey

Grants of $25,000 have been awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to community groups in New York and New Jersey to help monitor water pollution over the summer.
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Aluminum sulfate leading cause of sewer pipe corrosion, researchers find

A water treatment additive is contributing to corrosion in Australian sewers, according to a paper published last week in the journal Science.
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Device uses sunlight to purify drinking water

A new device called a water lens could help people in developing countries heat and disinfect polluted water, making it safe for drinking.
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