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Ohio steps up rules for safer disposal of Utica Shale drilling waste

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Ohio is proposing stepping up the current regulations on handling waste with low levels of radiation from natural gas drilling in the Utica shale.
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Pennsylvania launches probe into effect of radiation in fracking wastewater

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The state of Pennsylvania is starting a probe into the effects of radiation in natural gas drilling wastewater in an attempt to find out if it is a threat to the general public.
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Shell floating LNG plant to use Veolia water purification technology

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The MPPE unit will be used for Shell’s Prelude FLNG project in Australia, the largest offshore floating facility ever built at 488 meters long and 74 meters wide.
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Marcellus shale fracking threatens region’s wastewater systems, researchers find

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Researchers at Duke and Kent State Universities have found that wastewater from Marcellus shale region hydraulic fracturing operations threatens to overwhelm the region’s wastewater disposal capacity.
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High levels of ancient brines found in Marcellus flowback

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Brine water that flows back from gas wells in the Marcellus Shale region after hydraulic fracturing is many times more salty than seawater, with high contents of various elements, including radium and barium.
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Global water services industry to double revenues by 2020, report says

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The global water services industry is set to double to $1 trillion in annual revenues by 2020 as companies address the growing problem of water scarcity, according to a new BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research report.


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Industrial Leak Detection Kit

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Spectronics Corp. has introduced the OPK-541 Industrial Leak Detection Kit, a new starter kit designed to effectively pinpoint the exact source of all leaks in hydraulic equipment, compressors, engines,
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Automation suppler builds holistic platform for plant info

Engineering company focused on water/wastewater sees benefits
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The information systems used in the process industries, including water and wastewater processing, are largely roles-based, with one being for plant design, another for operations execution and others for process control, maintenance and so on. In addition, most enterprise, or ERP systems, were in their origins meant to support discrete manufacturing, not batch or continuous production.
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Siemens reorganizes water business, shifts focus to automation

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ERLANGEN, Germany — Siemens is reorganizing its activities in the water business and intends to focus in the future on automation and drive solutions for the control of water
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System addresses soil, water contamination in New Mexico

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DALLAS — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Mexico Environment Department have completed the installation of a new system to address contamination from a plume of
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