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Mine wastewater spills after dam failure

Billions of liters of wastewater and tailings sediment ended up in river systems after a tailings dam breach at Imperial Metals' Mount Polley mine in British Columbia on Monday morning.
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Spain's Acciona Agua expands presence in Portugal

Acciona Agua has won a contract worth EUR2 million to construct a new water treatment plant in Portugal.
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Sewer overflows in North Carolina after heavy rain

Significant rainfall over the weekend meant that abnormally heavy flows were experienced at the pump station.
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UK updates renewable fertilizer specification

A UK specification for renewable fertilizer has been updated. The change means that more operators of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants will be able to use or trade their digestate as certified biofertilizer.
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Chicago tree debris to help compost biosolids from wastewater

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) has entered into a new agreement with the city of Chicago for supply of tree debris to be used as a bulking agent to compost biosolids generated by wastewater processing.
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Fluor to build Dow's new reverse osmosis plant in Saudi Arabia

Fluor Corporation is to build a reverse osmosis (RO) manufacturing facility for the Dow Chemical Company in Saudi Arabia under a new engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
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Australia's Seqwater reverses flow to send water to dry north

Seqwater, the water utility in South East Queensland, Australia, is reversing its Northern Pipeline Interconnector (NPI) this week for the first time, in order to supply water from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast.
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Algae bloom in Lake Erie leaves 400,000 without drinking water

More than 400,000 people who live in northwestern Ohio and southwestern Michigan were unable to use their tap water for three days.
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US water systems market creates opportunities for private investments

A new regulatory landscape in the United States is creating investment opportunities for private companies willing to invest strategically in US water markets.
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Kentucky water treatment plants receive awards for outstanding performance

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has recognized 61 drinking water treatment plants for outstanding performance in meeting state and federal water quality standards.
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