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Water & Wastewater

Oshkosh, Wis., ordered to reduce phosphorus discharges from wastewater plant

July 30, 2013
The city of Oshkosh, Wis., will have to significantly reduce the amount of phosphorus discharged from its wastewater treatment plant under the terms of its new discharge permit.
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Kansas City water worker dies in sewer line accident

July 29, 2013
Kansas City officials have announced that an incident at a city sewer line led to the death of a 40-year-old city water department employee.
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Southern Research Institute to develop fracking wastewater treatment technology

July 25, 2013
Southern Research Institute and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) have started a joint project to develop methods and technologies aimed at improving shale gas hydraulic fracturing water treatment.
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Environmental group takes Pennsylvania wastewater plant to court over discharge into river

July 24, 2013
An environmental group has decided to take legal action against Waste Treatment Corporation (WTC) for alleged illegal discharge of oil and gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River in Pennsylvania.
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EPA reaches agreement with XTO Energy over fracking water spill

July 23, 2013
Under the terms of the settlement, XTO Energy, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, has to pay a penalty of $100,000 and start a $20 million improvement program to comply with federal regulations regarding recycling, wastewater disposal and spills prevention.
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Hydrogen peroxide spill contained at New Jersey water treatment plant

July 22, 2013
Firefighters and other emergency units were called to New Jersey's Passaic Valley Water Commission treatment plant early on July 17, after several drums at the facility overheated and started leaking hydrogen peroxide.
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Xylem to provide technology for Sweden's largest UV disinfection project

July 15, 2013
White Plains, N.Y.-based water technology company Xylem Inc. has won a contract to provide ultraviolet (UV) drinking water treatment technology to the largest UV disinfection project to date in Sweden.
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Interim report reveals progress in Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction

July 10, 2013
The 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay watershed is the largest in North America but for many years has also been one of the most polluted.
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Singapore signs water R&D agreement with EPA

July 9, 2013
Singapore's national water agency PUB and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be working together on a series of water management issues.
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Researchers develop new desalination method

July 2, 2013
The team of scientists claim that the process eliminates the need for membranes by separating salt from water at the microscale.
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