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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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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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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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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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US solid waste recycling rates on the rise

July 9, 2013
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'

July 2, 2013
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

June 17, 2013
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

June 12, 2013
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

June 12, 2013
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

June 7, 2013
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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