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Ecolab to acquire Purate business from AkzoNobel

Ecolab Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s Purate business, which specializes in global antimicrobial water treatment technology.
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EPA finalizes cleanup plan for Cayuga County Superfund site

The groundwater at the site is contaminated with volatile organic compounds from a semiconductor manufacturing site in the city of Auburn.
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Wastewater barge transportation draws controversy

The debate over whether wastewater from fracking operations should be shipped by barges has been stirring up public opinion for months.
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Fracking wastewater causes problems for treatment plants, study finds

According to a new study from the University Of Pittsburgh, wastewater treatment facilities are not able to remove all the pollutants from the water used in natural gas extraction.
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Space-age water treatment less constrained by gravity

Are water markets around the world getting serious about conservation and reuse?
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New laws, infrastructure spur investment in global sludge treatment market

Stringent new laws on wastewater residue disposal and rapid infrastructure development, particularly in developing countries, have fueled investments in the global sludge treatment market.
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Desalination increasingly popular solution to water shortage problem

Desalination projects are becoming increasingly common globally, as drinkable water reserves are getting scarce and the population increases, causing the demand for clean water to rise accordingly.
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Kansas refinery fined more than $2 million for oil spill

Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing has agreed to pay a $556,244 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at its facility in Coffeyville, Kan., and $1.7 million for reimbursement of federal response costs.
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Ohio steps up rules for safer disposal of Utica Shale drilling waste

Ohio is proposing stepping up the current regulations on handling waste with low levels of radiation from natural gas drilling in the Utica shale.
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Pennsylvania launches probe into effect of radiation in fracking wastewater

The state of Pennsylvania is starting a probe into the effects of radiation in natural gas drilling wastewater in an attempt to find out if it is a threat to the general public.
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