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Officials investigate lye spill at California water treatment plant

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Officials in Escondido, Calif., have launched an investigation into what caused a 15,000-gallon spill of sodium hydroxide, commonly known as lye, at a water treatment plant
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Boy drowns at water treatment plant

SEABOARD, N.C. — A 12-year-old boy drowned Friday after falling into a holding pond for treated wastewater at a water treatment plant in Seaboard, WRAL.com reported. Labrone Wade was
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Water treatment plant employees charged with fraud

WATERFORD, N.Y. — Two Waterford water treatment plant employees pleaded guilty to charges they padded their paychecks with bogus overtime costs for three years, WNYT.com reported. William R. Hubbell,
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Pepco Energy Services to build, operate CHP plant at Blue Plains facility

WASHINGTON — Pepco Energy Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc., has signed an agreement with DC Water to design, build and operate a Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
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Worker killed in wall collapse at Gatlinburg wastewater plant

GATLINBURG, Tenn. — A construction worker who was fatally injured in an earthen wall collapse at the Gatlinburg Wastewater Treatment Plant last week has been identified as 58-year-old Michael
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Lake Masabesic Water Treatment Plant wins prestigious award

DENVER, Colo. – Manchester Water Works Lake Massabesic Water Treatment Plant received the rarely achieved Phase IV "Excellence in Water Treatment" recognition from the Partnership for Safe Water. This program
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Feds to build national water center in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

TUSACALOOSA, Ala. — The federal government plans to build a new $18.8 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Water Center on the campus of the University of Alabama,
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Eight charged in corruption case at NJ sewerage authority

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. — Eight men were charged Wednesday in relation to widespread corruption in a southern New Jersey town’s sewerage authority, LoHud.com reported. The employees allegedly stole equipment
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Workers evacuated after chemical incident at water treatment plant

COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. — Employees were evacuated from a water treatment plant in Columbia Heights, Minn., Tuesday after a chemical incident, TwinCities.com reported. According to the story, hydrochloric acid
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Health officials close beaches in California following sewage spill

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Health officials closed beaches after a 12,000 gallon spill in Compton sent sewage into the Los Angeles River and downstream about 15 miles to Long
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