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Explosion at wastewater treatment plant kills worker

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A 58-year-old construction worker was killed in an explosion at a wastewater treatment plant in the village of Canastota, N.Y., on Sept. 11 while welding a pipe into a tank.
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Pharmaceuticals, personal care products detected in Lake Michigan

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The waters of Lake Michigan are contaminated with prescription drugs and personal care products at higher levels that can be considered safe for the environment, new research published in the journal Chemosphere has warned.
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Stanford researchers create 'microbial battery' to capture electricity in wastewater

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Scientists at Stanford University have developed an innovative method for capturing energy in a special type of microbe in wastewater and using it to generate power.
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New technology converts biosolids into hydrogen for electricity production

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New technology that converts wastewater biosolids into hydrogen gas is going to be demonstrated in a $1.75 million project developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Miami-based Chemergy Inc.
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New Orleans presents $6.2 billion Urban Water Plan

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Greater New Orleans, Inc. is to focus on resolving some of the most pressing issues in the area's water management system, concentrating on problems like street flooding, potholes and infrastructure, city officials stated when presenting the new Urban Water Plan last week.
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Study predicts global rise in wastewater reuse

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The amount of treated wastewater used globally for purposes like farming will rise in the future, according to a new joint study.
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Demand for desalination in US grows

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Desalination as a method to supply fresh water to communities has been developing over the past decade and demand for such services is still increasing.
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US drinking water contains toxic chemicals, environmental group claims

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Drinking water supplied to more than a 100 million Americans contains toxic carcinogens, a new report by environmental health research organization the Environmental Working Group claims.
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Asia Pacific membrane filtration market predicted to grow

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The total value of the membrane filtration market in the area is estimated to be $524 million in 2013 and is set to reach $927 million in 2018.
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Study finds increased arsenic levels in groundwater near fracking sites

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A study has added new evidence to the long list of findings suggesting that fracking for natural gas could be harmful to groundwater.
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