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Milwaukee city officials struggle with numerous water main breaks

May 22, 2014
The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has experienced dozens of water main breaks over the past week, following the closedown of one of the two water treatment plants in the city on May 17.
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Canadian researchers work on new water treatment method to cut carbon dioxide emissions

May 22, 2014
Researchers at the University of British Columbia are working on a new technology that uses carbon dioxide and wastewater from oil and gas operations to produce reusable water.
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Heavy rain sends 25 million gallons of sewage into Connecticut harbor

May 20, 2014
The city of Stamford, Connecticut, has been dealing with a huge spill of partially treated wastewater into the local harbor following days of heavy rain.
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San Diego Water Authority faces lawsuit over water supply plan

May 20, 2014
Environmental non-profit organization San Diego Coastkeeper has accused the San Diego Water Authority of ignoring the dangers of climate change in its recently presented water supply plan.
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Titanium parts manufacturer to pay record fine over toxic waste contamination

May 20, 2014
Texas-based titanium parts manufacturer Titanium Metals Corporation is to pay a fine of $13.75 million for manufacturing and disposing of polychlorinated biphenyls without authorization.
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EPA reconsiders approval of Pennsylvania injection well permit

May 20, 2014
EPA has changed its mind on giving the green light to a 7,300-foot-deep injection well in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
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PFCs present in two-thirds of New Jersey water systems

May 15, 2014
The majority of public water systems in New Jersey contain perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are known to increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
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Global demand for water to outstrip supply by 2030, report warns

May 15, 2014
By 2030, global demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by as much as 40 percent, which would lead to dramatic political and sociological developments.
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Emergency repair shuts down Southern California water treatment plant

May 15, 2014
Water supplies to about 350,000 of the utility's customers were affected during the downtime and the Metropolitan Water District Southern California called for customers to conserve water as much as possible during the repair works.
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Defunct energy company to pay record penalty for environmental damage

May 14, 2014
The now-defunct Kerr-McGee Corporation, which was taken over by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in 2006, will have to pay a record penalty of $5.15 billion under a settlement reached with the Department of Justice.
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