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Interim report reveals progress in Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction

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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US solid waste recycling rates on the rise

New data from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report reveals that 66.2 million tons of municipal solid waste were collected for recycling in 2011.
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San Diego water treatment plant wins prestigious 'Presidents Award'

The City of San Diego’s Miramar Water Treatment Plant has received the prestigious Phase IV “Presidents Award” recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water.
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South Bend, Ind., considers wastewater treatment plant upgrade bids

The city of South Bend, Ind., is set to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant in the hope that more advanced technology could resolve the community's water quality problems.
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Colorado governor calls for collaboration to conserve water

Speaking before a crowd of more than 2,000 at ACE13, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper urged water professionals to foster collaboration among agricultural, recreational and urban water interests.
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American Water's Mark LeChevallier receives 2013 Research Innovation Award

In his 28-year career, LeChevallier has been involved in 50 Water Research Foundation projects and has made significant contributions in understanding the microbiology of water.
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EPA: US water infrastructure needs $384 billion upgrade

The federal government will have to spend at least $384 billion on improvements of the country's drinking water infrastructure to make sure that the U.S. population is provided with safe water over the next 20 years.
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Elkton, Md., wastewater treatment plant recognized for optimized performance

The Maryland Department of the Environment has awarded a Bay Restoration Fund grant of $54,900 to the Town of Elkton, Maryland in recognition of its “performance optimization” of plant operations at the Elkton Wastewater Treatment Plant.
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Santa Cruz desalination plant environmental report published

The report stated that with preventive measures incorporated into the design of the facility, its impact on the environment can be mitigated.
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Canada lagging behind other countries in wastewater treatment

Canada's methods of wastewater treatment are old-fashioned, ineffective and nothing short of a national embarrassment, according to the head of Lake Ontario Waterkeepers.
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