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South Africa to produce potable water from mine drainage

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South Africa's government is mulling over plans to treat the water leaking from numerous gold mines to help meet drinking water demand.
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GE, Saudi Aramco launch project to improve desalination technologies

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The majority of American businesses are aware of the potential impact of water challenges they may face in future.
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