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Water & Wastewater

Industrial goods maker tackles water costs with ultrafiltration system

Meets twin goals of saving money and reducing environmental impact
March 1, 2013
When a maker of industrial fastening systems located in the Southwest United States looked to improve overall operations, one of the first projects it tackled was dealing with the vast amount of water associated with its part washing and annealing processes.
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Scientist develops method for producing electricity from wastewater

March 1, 2013
Dealing with challenges of any kind often requires thinking outside the box. Such an approach can be very useful when trying to figure out ways to tackle the global issue of energy resources and sustainability.
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State of Washington grants funding to 72 clean water projects

March 1, 2013
The Washington Department of Ecology has announced plans to put a higher priority on water management and to focus on clean water supply in the state.
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Penn State scientist calls for focus on groundwater

February 25, 2013
While most people recognize clean water and air as key aspects of environmental balance and maintaining natural habitats, a large proportion of them fail to notice the importance of what lies beneath their feet.
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EPA fines Mississippi city for sewage overflows

February 22, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is fining the city of Starkville, Miss., over sanitary sewer overflows in the public collection system that occurred over a five-year period.
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Demand for water treatment membrane technologies expected to rise

February 19, 2013
According to a new analysis, the global market is increasingly opening up to membrane technology as an effective means to produce high-quality effluent.
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Kansas refinery fined more than $2 million for oil spill

February 19, 2013
Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing has agreed to pay a $556,244 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its facility in Coffeyville, Kan., and $1.7 million for reimbursement of federal response costs.
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Oregon fines food firm for illegal wastewater discharge

February 14, 2013
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has slapped a $9,600 fine on Norpac Foods, Inc. for breaching wastewater discharging requirements at its food processing facility in Stayton.
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Vancouver utility center supplies heat from sewage

February 7, 2013
The city of Vancouver is using innovative technology that takes heat from Vancouver's sewage and uses it to heat the neighborhood, spanning 250,000 square meters.
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US scientists look to turn algae into biofuel

February 5, 2013
Researchers at the University of Toledo, Ohio, are looking into ways to turn the abundant toxic algae in Lake Erie into fuel, hoping to develop a sustainable method for cleaning the water in the lake and producing energy.
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