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Texas drillers turn to water recycling

While just a few years ago drillers thought that water recycling systems were nothing but an unnecessary expense, these days the vast majority of shale gas and oil drilling companies have fully embraced water recycling.
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Water scarcity issues to impact global businesses within five years, report claims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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