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Canadian team to study impact of shale gas development on water quality

Scientists at the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) will examine surface water conditions in areas of New Brunswick with the highest potential for shale gas exploration.
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US commercial water treatment market worth $4.5 billion

The commercial water treatment systems market in the United States is valued at over $4.5 billion, according to new research.
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Mine wastewater spills after dam failure

Billions of liters of wastewater and tailings sediment ended up in river systems after a tailings dam breach at Imperial Metals' Mount Polley mine in British Columbia on Monday morning.
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Fluor to build Dow's new reverse osmosis plant in Saudi Arabia

Fluor Corporation is to build a reverse osmosis (RO) manufacturing facility for the Dow Chemical Company in Saudi Arabia under a new engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
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Water efficiency saves UK food & beverage industry $3.4 million

Water management initiatives in the UK's food and drink industry have led to a 15.6 percent reduction in water use since 2007, when manufacturers in the sector made a commitment to use water more efficiently.
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California regulators halt wastewater injection in local wells

Oil and gas waste injection has been halted at 11 sites in California following orders issued by the state's Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources.
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In 2019, $17 billion will be spent on water treatment in mining industries

Much mining done in areas already adversely impacted by water-related stresses
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Chemical plant poses threat to Tennessee river, environmentalists warn

U.S. Nitrogen has announced plans to use water from Tennessee's Nolichucky River in its chemical plant to produce ammonium nitrate, which has raised concerns among local communities and environmental groups.
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Court ruling backs EPA reviews of mining companies' Clean Water Act permits

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has backed the efforts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut down on water pollution from mining operations.
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North American fracking wastewater treatment market to reach $350 million in 2018

As oil and gas production in North America keeps rising, turning the country into the largest energy producer in the world, the industry seeks more opportunities to optimize and reduce its water use.
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