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Missouri files lawsuit against Tyson Foods over water contamination

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Missouri's Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit against Tyson Foods, accusing the company of illegally discharging untreated industrial wastewater into Clear Creek in the southwestern part of the state.
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Study examines factors influencing amount of carbon in large US rivers

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The movement of carbon in the Colorado and Missouri Rivers follows different patterns but is governed by a combination of natural factors and human activities.
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More than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals released into US waterways in 2012, study finds

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A recent study published by non-profit environmental protection organization Environment America has found that more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals were released into U.S. waterways in 2012.
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New Hampshire student to represent US in International Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition

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Deepika Kurup from Nashua, New Hampshire, was named the U.S. winner of the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) -- the most prestigious international competition for water-related research.
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Extracting oil, precious metal from wastewater to thrive in next few years

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Recovery of various substances from wastewater is likely to pick up over the next few years, as commodity prices increase and technology for resources recovery from wastewater keeps improving.
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Is fracking really depleting states' water resources?

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In states where water reserves are scarce, the tension between agriculture and oil and gas industry is growing.
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Metal finishing company to pay $118,000 penalty for poor hazardous waste management

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Aero-Dynamics, Inc, a metal finishing company based in Seabrook, New Hampshire, has reached a settlement with the U.S. EPA over the company's poor practices in the disposal of hazardous waste.
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Santa Barbara ponders reactivating desalination plant

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The city of Santa Barbara, California, is considering a huge investment that would bring an inactive desalination plant back into action, in an attempt to relieve the consequences of the ongoing drought.
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Faulty valve causes chlorine leak at Missouri water treatment plant

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A water treatment plant in Columbia, Missouri, was shut down briefly Friday after a chlorine leak was discovered.
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BP faces Clean Water Act fine for Macondo well blowout

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More than four years after it happened, the Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to capture the attention of the industry and the public.
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