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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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UK agencies look into risk of water contamination through fracking

The British Geological Survey and the Environment Agency have published the results of a large-scale study into the risk of drinking water being contaminated by fracking operations.
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Survey reveals trends in US fracking wastewater regulation

The role of hydraulic fracturing for the growth of the U.S. energy sector is undeniable but states seem to have widely divergent views when it comes to the technology in general and to fracking wastewater regulation in particular.
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Missouri files lawsuit against Tyson Foods over water contamination

Missouri's Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit against Tyson Foods, accusing the company of illegally discharging untreated industrial wastewater into Clear Creek in the southwestern part of the state.
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More than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals released into US waterways in 2012, study finds

A recent study published by non-profit environmental protection organization Environment America has found that more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals were released into U.S. waterways in 2012.
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Extracting oil, precious metal from wastewater to thrive in next few years

Recovery of various substances from wastewater is likely to pick up over the next few years, as commodity prices increase and technology for resources recovery from wastewater keeps improving.
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Is fracking really depleting states' water resources?

In states where water reserves are scarce, the tension between agriculture and oil and gas industry is growing.
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Metal finishing company to pay $118,000 penalty for poor hazardous waste management

Aero-Dynamics, Inc, a metal finishing company based in Seabrook, New Hampshire, has reached a settlement with the U.S. EPA over the company's poor practices in the disposal of hazardous waste.
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BP faces Clean Water Act fine for Macondo well blowout

More than four years after it happened, the Macondo well incident in the Gulf of Mexico continues to capture the attention of the industry and the public.
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US copper mines face rising costs over water supply concerns

Mining companies across the United States are facing a serious challenge in securing water supply for their operations.
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