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Environmental group sues EPA over delayed marine sanitation device standards update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Oklahoma drillers to collect wastewater injection data daily under new proposal

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved new rules that would require fracking companies to record the volume of injected wastewater and the pressure at which it is injected underground on a daily basis.
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Water recycling could help fracking companies deal with water shortages

Recycling technology allows oil-field water containing salts and dozens of chemical elements to be cleaned and reused over and over again.
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