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Michigan to introduce new fracking rules

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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

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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

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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

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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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EU-backed project to launch pilot for dairy wastewater treatment

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A new project funded by the European Union is set to launch a pilot plant that would use an innovative method for treating dairy wastewater and whey.
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Fracking wastewater spills may put Colorado's water supplies at risk

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While communities in north-central Colorado are still trying to come to terms with the devastation after the massive floods caused by heavy rain over the past week, another cause for concern has emerged.
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Colorado business leaders propose measures to deal with water shortage

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A new report published by business organization Environmental Entrepreneurs warns of the effect of climate change on Colorado's water supply and states that there is an increasing gap between the state's water supply and demand.
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New technology for detecting contamination in oil & gas well wastewater unveiled

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A new particle analysis technology can give real-time information about potential contamination at offshore sites, giving site operators instant information about how safe it would be to inject water underground without any negative consequences for the environment and the well itself.
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Idaho company to pay $7,500 fine to settle alleged Clean Water Act violations

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An Idaho sugar company will have to pay a $7,500 fine to settle accusations that it violated the Clean Water Act by dumping industrial stormwater into the Snake River without a permit.
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Study finds increased arsenic levels in groundwater near fracking sites

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A study has added new evidence to the long list of findings suggesting that fracking for natural gas could be harmful to groundwater.
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