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GE, Saudi Aramco launch project to improve desalination technologies

April 22, 2014
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

April 17, 2014
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

April 16, 2014
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

April 15, 2014
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

April 15, 2014
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

April 14, 2014
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

April 10, 2014
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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Unilever fined $4.5 million for Clean Water Act violations

April 10, 2014
Unilever Home and Personal Care USA has been fined $1 million for breaches of the Clean Water Act and will also have to contribute $3.5 million to environmental programs.
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60% of US companies see water problems as a threat to growth

April 7, 2014
The majority of American businesses are aware of the potential impact of water challenges they may face in future.
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Wastewater storage facility owner admits Clean Water Act violations

April 3, 2014
The former owner of an oil-and-gas wastewater and brine storage facility has pleaded guilty to violations of the Clean Water Act that resulted in the contamination of the Mahoning River.
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