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Metal finishing company to pay $118,000 penalty for poor hazardous waste management

Aero-Dynamics, Inc, a metal finishing company based in Seabrook, New Hampshire, has reached a settlement with the U.S. EPA over the company's poor practices in the disposal of hazardous waste.
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BP faces Clean Water Act fine for Macondo well blowout

More than four years after it happened, the Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to capture the attention of the industry and the public.
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US copper mines face rising costs over water supply concerns

Mining companies across the United States are facing a serious challenge in securing water supply for their operations.
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Keystone XL might be exposed to malicious actions, report warns

Once constructed, TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline could be at risk of attacks that might threaten water supplies to a large number of households, according to a new report.
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Texas regulator clears gas company over alleged methane contamination

The amount of methane in many private water wells in North Texas has increased since 2011 but this rise cannot be linked to oil and gas drilling operations in the state.
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Nearly 4,000 California businesses may disregard water conservation calls

Due to outdated legislation that grants some of them senior rights, about 4,000 businesses and farms in the state are free to use as much water as they want.
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Canadian researchers work on new water treatment method to cut carbon dioxide emissions

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are working on a new technology that uses carbon dioxide and wastewater from oil and gas operations to produce reusable water.
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Titanium parts manufacturer to pay record fine over toxic waste contamination

Texas-based titanium parts manufacturer Titanium Metals Corporation is to pay a fine of $13.75 million for manufacturing and disposing of polychlorinated biphenyls without authorization.
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EPA reconsiders approval of Pennsylvania injection well permit

EPA has changed its mind on giving the green light to a 7,300-foot-deep injection well in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.
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Defunct energy company to pay record penalty for environmental damage

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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