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Wastewater

Omega-3 producer to pay multi-million fine over Clean Water Act breaches

Omega Protein, Inc., a subsidiary of Texas-based nutritional ingredients producer Omega Protein Corporation, is to pay a total of $7.5 million to settle violations of the Clean Water Act.
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Fluid Recovery Services reaches proposed settlement with EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a Clean Water Act settlement with Fluid Recovery Services, LLC, which operates three wastewater treatment plants in western Pennsylvania. The settlement resolves discharge permit violations associated with the treatment of wastewater generated from oil and gas extraction activities.
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EEI: EPA should work with power industry on revised wastewater guidelines

According to the Edison Electric Institute, the EPA should cooperate with investor-owned utilities when developing its plan to coordinate its expected new regulation on wastewater discharge standards for steam power plants with its proposal for the disposal of coal combustion waste from coal-fired plants.
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Vermont town receives $7.67 million award to replace aging wastewater system

During Earth Day festivities in the town of Randolph, Vt., on Monday, the USDA announced an award of $7.67 million to replace the town's 40-year-old wastewater system.
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Concrete manufacturer to pay $135,000 civil penalty for Clean Water Act violations

Torromeo Industries, Inc. will pay a $135,000 civil penalty and implement a compliance program to resolve numerous violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its Kingston, N.H., plant.
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Study links Oklahoma earthquake to wastewater injection

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have linked an earthquake in Oklahoma in 2011 to the injection of oil-drilling wastewater underground.
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New membrane technology removes drug residue from water

Swedish researchers have developed a unique water treatment technology that can separate pharmaceutical residue from wastewater.
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Innovative technology allows Vermont farm to manage wastewater efficiently

Waste management and wastewater treatment are two of the biggest challenges that food manufacturers and processors have to tackle on a day-to-day basis.
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Queen's University works on new wastewater treatment method

New water filtration technology that could potentially provide better opportunities for producing and using renewable energy to power wastewater treatment systems is being developed in Canada with the help of federal funding.
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Scientist develops method for producing electricity from wastewater

Dealing with challenges of any kind often requires thinking outside the box. Such an approach can be very useful when trying to figure out ways to tackle the global issue of energy resources and sustainability.
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