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Defunct energy company to pay record penalty for environmental damage

May 14, 2014
The now-defunct Kerr-McGee Corporation, which was taken over by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in 2006, will have to pay a record penalty of $5.15 billion under a settlement reached with the Department of Justice.
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Fracking could pose threat to water utilities, report warns

May 12, 2014
Potential contamination, reduced water supplies and infrastructure and cost pressure due to fracking mean that water utilities could suffer severe credit deterioration.
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Environmental group sues EPA over delayed marine sanitation device standards update

May 6, 2014
Court documents state that the group wants to see the EPA held accountable for failing to update rules regarding discharges of treated sewage from marine vessels of all sizes that are equipped with a toilet on board.
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Texas family wins lawsuit against fracking company

May 6, 2014
A family from North Texas was awarded close to $3 million in damages after a jury found that their air and water had been contaminated by an oil and gas company.
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South Africa to produce potable water from mine drainage

May 2, 2014
South Africa's government is mulling over plans to treat the water leaking from numerous gold mines to help meet drinking water demand.
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GE, Saudi Aramco launch project to improve desalination technologies

April 22, 2014
Saudi Aramco and GE will award a $200,000 grant to the winners of a competition for the best desalination technology ideas that can lower costs and improve efficiencies.
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Radiation-tolerant algae could be used to clean up wastewater from nuclear plants

April 17, 2014
A species of radiation-tolerant algae may soon be used to clean up effluent and wastewater produced by nuclear facilities.
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Veolia outlines strategic move towards mining industry

April 16, 2014
French water and environmental services giant Veolia Environnement SA is looking to increase its share of sales to the mining industry.
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US sales of water treatment chemicals for gas turbine power plants to reach $160 million

April 15, 2014
Although sales of gas turbine power plants are gaining momentum worldwide, the United States is the fastest-growing market.
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USGS blames oil drilling for water contamination in Montana

April 15, 2014
USGS researchers said that disposal of brine water from oil operations for decades has affected the quality of both private drinking water wells and public water supply wells.
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