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Fracking water treatment sector in need of fresh ideas, expert claims

December 3, 2013
Treating and recycling fracking wastewater has proved to be more difficult than many had expected. A highly individualized approach is needed for each oilfield, meaning that the costs are high.
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Texas oil company develops fracking method using no freshwater

November 25, 2013
Instead of relying on freshwater that is extremely scarce, the company utilizes brackish water from the Santa Rosa aquifer and is recycling water from its own wells.
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Groundwater contamination discovered around TVA coal-fired plants, report claims

November 18, 2013
TVA did not contest the findings but noted that it was moving to adopt a more aggressive approach to control and prevent future coal ash contamination of water supplies.
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Texas drillers turn to water recycling

November 13, 2013
While just a few years ago drillers thought that water recycling systems were nothing but an unnecessary expense, these days the vast majority of shale gas and oil drilling companies have fully embraced water recycling.
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Water scarcity issues to impact global businesses within five years, report claims

November 12, 2013
According to the new Global Water Report 2013, water scarcity problems are set to become more common over the years to come and businesses need to change their approach to water-related risk management.
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Fracking wastewater may be moved by barges under US Coast Guard proposal

November 11, 2013
The possibility of moving fracking wastewater by waterways has been disputed for quite some time and the Coast Guard has been examining the matter for almost two years.
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Michigan to introduce new fracking rules

November 5, 2013
Michigan lawmakers are working on a set of new rules regarding the hydraulic fracturing technique for extracting natural gas, also known as fracking.
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Wyoming proposes rules to protect groundwater from fracking operations

October 29, 2013
The state of Wyoming has closed its public consultation of new draft rules that aim to protect groundwater from contamination associated with fracking operations.
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French team develops wastewater treatment method using bamboo

October 22, 2013
A team of French scientists, backed by the European Union, has developed a novel wastewater treatment system that uses natural processes to treat effluent from industrial food cleaning and processing operations.
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Radiation discovered in creek downstream from fracking water treatment plant

October 4, 2013
Researchers at Duke University have found elevated levels of radioactivity in water and sediment downstream from a Pennsylvania treatment facility which processes fracking wastewater from wells in the Marcellus Shale formation.
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