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Water scarcity issues to impact global businesses within five years, report claims

November 12, 2013
According to the new Global Water Report 2013, water scarcity problems are set to become more common over the years to come and businesses need to change their approach to water-related risk management.
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Fracking wastewater may be moved by barges under US Coast Guard proposal

November 11, 2013
The possibility of moving fracking wastewater by waterways has been disputed for quite some time and the Coast Guard has been examining the matter for almost two years.
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Michigan to introduce new fracking rules

November 5, 2013
Michigan lawmakers are working on a set of new rules regarding the hydraulic fracturing technique for extracting natural gas, also known as fracking.
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Wyoming proposes rules to protect groundwater from fracking operations

October 29, 2013
The state of Wyoming has closed its public consultation of new draft rules that aim to protect groundwater from contamination associated with fracking operations.
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French team develops wastewater treatment method using bamboo

October 22, 2013
A team of French scientists, backed by the European Union, has developed a novel wastewater treatment system that uses natural processes to treat effluent from industrial food cleaning and processing operations.
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Radiation discovered in creek downstream from fracking water treatment plant

October 4, 2013
Researchers at Duke University have found elevated levels of radioactivity in water and sediment downstream from a Pennsylvania treatment facility which processes fracking wastewater from wells in the Marcellus Shale formation.
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EU-backed project to launch pilot for dairy wastewater treatment

October 1, 2013
A new project funded by the European Union is set to launch a pilot plant that would use an innovative method for treating dairy wastewater and whey.
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Fracking wastewater spills may put Colorado's water supplies at risk

September 23, 2013
While communities in north-central Colorado are still trying to come to terms with the devastation after the massive floods caused by heavy rain over the past week, another cause for concern has emerged.
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Colorado business leaders propose measures to deal with water shortage

September 17, 2013
A new report published by business organization Environmental Entrepreneurs warns of the effect of climate change on Colorado's water supply and states that there is an increasing gap between the state's water supply and demand.
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New technology for detecting contamination in oil & gas well wastewater unveiled

September 3, 2013
A new particle analysis technology can give real-time information about potential contamination at offshore sites, giving site operators instant information about how safe it would be to inject water underground without any negative consequences for the environment and the well itself.
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