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Water & Wastewater

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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Stepping pump, solar-powered pump will help world’s poorest farmers

July 2, 2013
It’s a real question: how do you bring 21st century technology to global regions that don’t yet have true capitalism? One further wrinkle — and an urgent one it is — the technology you’re dealing with is for one of life’s biggest got-to-haves: water.
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Growth potential for water and wastewater disinfection systems seen

June 25, 2013
A new study emphasizes that companies will need sustainable solutions for more extensive water reuse, and that global revenues for these technologies should reach three billion dollars in 2019.
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Kenmore, N.Y., faulted in audit for wastewater treatment

June 25, 2013
The Village of Kenmore, N.Y. was faulted for its wastewater treatment practices in an audit released by that state’s Comptroller’s Office. The report provides interesting insights into the wastewater treatment challenges faced by municipalities.
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Utah needs massive investment to tackle chemical pollution in water bodies

May 21, 2013
Utah might have to face a bill of $1.2 billion for tackling what regulators there believe is the most serious water problem the state has seen in the more than four decades since the federal Clean Water Act came into effect. The issue is related to the excess population of algae blooms in water that consume oxygen and threaten aquatic life.
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