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Upgrades at water plant to strengthen public health protections

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — Federal, state and local officials gathered in Fairmont, W.Va., Monday to mark the completion of major improvements to the Fairmont Water Filtration Plant. The $12.1 million
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Stockton, Calif. treatment plant receives LEED Gold certification

STOCKTON, Calif. — Stockton, Calif.’s new water treatment plant has been awarded LEED Gold certification, Central Valley Business Times reported. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED,
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Detroit water department to cut workforce by 81% under proposed plan

DETROIT — The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) last week unveiled a reorganization plan that calls for the department to cut its work force 81% from 1,978 employees
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Two employees hospitalized following chlorine leak at Baltimore water treatment plant

BALTIMORE — Two employees were hospitalized Monday morning following a chlorine leak at a Baltimore water treatment plant, WBFF FOX45 reported. According to a Baltimore public works spokesman, between
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Three Utah facilities to pay penalties for Risk Management Program violations

DENVER — Three facilities in Utah — Olympic Park (Park City), Duchesne Valley Water Treatment Plant (Duchesne) and Ashley Valley Water Treatment Plant (Vernal) — have agreed to pay
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Clean water group challenges EPA’s final sewage sludge incinerator rule

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is challenging EPA’s final sewage sludge incinerator (SSI) rule on both its legal and technical basis and is requesting
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Worker rescued from sludge tank at Tennessee treatment plant

NASHVILLE — Firefighters used a crane to rescue a subcontractor who had fallen eight feet into a sludge tank at a wastewater treatment plant in Bordeaux, Tenn., Tuesday morning,
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Water treatment plant employees find co-worker’s body

PUNE, India — Staffers at the Pavarti water treatment plant in Pune, India, discovered the body of one of their colleagues early Monday, The Indian Express reported. According to
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Contractor cleared of wrongdoing in wastewater plant explosion

EDMONDS, Wash. — Washington state investigators have cleared a general contractor of potential workplace safety violations in connection to a propane tank explosion at an Edmonds, Wash.-area water treatment
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Construction begins on solar project at Arizona water treatment facility

TUCSON, Ariz. — SOLON Corp., a U.S.-based provider of turnkey solar power plants and photovoltaic (PV) products, has begun construction on a 460 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system for
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