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Water recycling could help fracking companies deal with water shortages

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

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

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

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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Researchers use bacteria to remove lead from wastewater

Chinese researchers claim that they have engineered bacteria that can efficiently remove lead from wastewater from various industrial processes.
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Study raises concerns over leaks from fracking wells

Scientists have warned that at least 6 percent of fracking wells could suffer structural defects that could lead to leaks and contaminate the environment.
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Citgo faces $197 million fine for Lake Charles oil spill

Oklahoma-based refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp. may face a $197 million fine for the 2006 oil spill at its refinery in Lake Charles, La.
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Fluoride removal system to be installed at Texas treatment plant

An arsenic and fluoride treatment plant located in Andrews, Texas, is to become the largest in the U.S.
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Duke Energy under scrutiny over discharge into North Carolina river

While North Carolina authorities and federal agencies are investigating the toxic coal ash spill from Duke Energy's power plant into the Dan River last month, the company may still be discharging harmful chemicals into waterways.
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Coal companies to pay record $27.5 million fine for Clean Water Act violations

Coal mining company Alpha Natural Resources, Alpha Appalachian Holdings and 66 subsidiaries have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $27.5 million for thousands of permit violations.
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