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Toledo's water commissioner resigns following toxins scare

The commissioner of Toledo's troubled water treatment plant has been forced to resign, after toxins contaminated the city's water supply.
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Untreated sewage from Montreal dumped directly into St. Lawrence River

Sewage waste is being released directly into the Saint Lawrence River in Montreal, following heavy rainfalls because the Canadian city's sewage waste mixes with rainwater during rain storms.
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Wildfires can have negative impact on drinking water sources

Wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency in the last few years, raising concerns about the quality of local natural resources, such as water, the Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) claim in a joint report.
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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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