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Share of private ownership in desalination projects increases

December 19, 2013
The Global Desalination Market Trends & Ownership Strategies 2014-2018 report found that the Middle East will continue to play a crucial role in the development of the desalination market.
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Study finds low levels of chemicals in one in three US water utilities

December 10, 2013
Potentially dangerous chemicals were detected in more than one in three water utilities that were monitored for a new study carried out by the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Illinois water officials sentenced for concealing contaminated water supplies

December 6, 2013
Two former water officials in the town of Crestwood, Ill., have each been sentenced at a U.S. District Court to two years of probation for manipulating records showing that the town's water supplies had been tainted for two decades.
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Florida should explore desalination options, expert says

December 4, 2013
Florida needs to focus on desalination and invest in projects that could turn seawater into freshwater as it is facing a serious water scarcity problem.
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60,000 gallons of effluent discharged into Chesapeake Bay

December 3, 2013
Approximately 60,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater were released into Chesapeake Bay on Friday as a result of Maryland's Chesapeake Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant failure to hold a large amount of rainfall over a short period of time.
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New Jersey wastewater plant uses anaerobic digestion to produce power

November 26, 2013
The Village of Ridgewood, N.J., has launched a new project at the local wastewater treatment plant that entirely relies on renewable energy.
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India starts aquifer mapping project

November 26, 2013
India is looking for new ways to improve its water management. Under a new pilot project launched by the federal Ministry of Water Resources, aquifers across six areas will be mapped using aerial technology.
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Wastewater treatment plants remove only half of drugs in water

November 26, 2013
A new report reveals that not all prescription drugs and other chemicals are removed by water treatment plants, leaving a significant proportion of the chemicals in treated effluent.
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Vote on Huntington Beach desalination project delayed

November 19, 2013
Boston-based Poseidon Resources will have to put its plans to build the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere on hold, following the decision taken by the California Coastal Commission to delay its final decision on the application.
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EPA proposes updates to stormwater permit rules

November 5, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has presented its draft proposal on stormwater permitting regulation and has opened the proposed rules for public comment.
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