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Alcoa-Ma'aden joint venture a boon for Saudi Arabia

July 1, 2013
U.S. aluminum giant Alcoa and the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) announced that they have completed the first stage of their joint venture project.
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Wastewater brokerage owners charged in federal court for illegal disposal of industrial waste

June 18, 2013
The owners of a wastewater brokerage firm were charged in federal court Monday for allegedly injecting more than 380,000 gallons of industrial wastewater down a well in Assumption Parish, La.
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Half of US fracking wells located in water-stressed areas

May 9, 2013
Researchers warn that fracking to extract shale gas poses risks to water supplies in regions like Texas and Colorado, which are already seriously threatened by drought.
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Nanomaterial shows promise for oil spill cleanups

May 7, 2013
A team of scientists from Australia and France have developed a new method for removing organic pollutants from water that could dramatically shorten the time needed to tackle oil spills.
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Ecolab to acquire Purate business from AkzoNobel

April 30, 2013
Ecolab Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s Purate business, which specializes in global antimicrobial water treatment technology.
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EPA finalizes cleanup plan for Cayuga County Superfund site

April 16, 2013
The groundwater at the site is contaminated with volatile organic compounds from a semiconductor manufacturing site in the city of Auburn.
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Wastewater barge transportation draws controversy

April 9, 2013
The debate over whether wastewater from fracking operations should be shipped by barges has been stirring up public opinion for months.
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Fracking wastewater causes problems for treatment plants, study finds

March 22, 2013
According to a new study from the University Of Pittsburgh, wastewater treatment facilities are not able to remove all the pollutants from the water used in natural gas extraction.
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Space-age water treatment less constrained by gravity

March 21, 2013
Are water markets around the world getting serious about conservation and reuse?
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New laws, infrastructure spur investment in global sludge treatment market

March 19, 2013
Stringent new laws on wastewater residue disposal and rapid infrastructure development, particularly in developing countries, have fueled investments in the global sludge treatment market.
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