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Wastewater injections trigger series of Oklahoma earthquakes

Adds evidence to claims that seismic activity is caused by fracking operations
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Intersex fish found in Northeastern US watersheds

The discovery of intersex fish -- male fish carrying eggs -- has spurred concerns that Pennsylvania waterways may be contaminated by endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
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New Hampshire student to represent US in International Stockholm Junior Water Prize competition

Deepika Kurup from Nashua, New Hampshire, was named the U.S. winner of the 2014 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) -- the most prestigious international competition for water-related research.
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Nutrient recovery technology to improve water quality at Wisconsin treatment plant

The first nutrient recovery facility in Wisconsin has been launched by Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, in collaboration with the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District.
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China to combat illegal wastewater discharges

Premier Li Keqiang said in a State Council meeting on energy saving and emission reduction that China aims to tackle the problem and hopes to deal a serious blow to polluters.
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Florida residents warned to avoid water from Withlacoochee River

Stormwater contaminated with wastewater has flowed into the Withlacoochee River and is likely to affect communities situated downstream.
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Illinois food company fined for illegal dairy waste discharge

Illinois-based food processor Avanti Foods Co. has paid a $39,000 fine for illegally discharging dairy waste and causing water pollution.
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Injecting wastewater underground could increase mercury levels in groundwater

New research suggests there are increased levels of mercury in Cape Cod's groundwater near a wastewater treatment plant run by the Massachusetts Military Reservation.
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Texas metal finishing company investigated for cadmium discharge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has started an investigation into a company that allegedly discharged a toxic chemical into the wastewater system of Fort Worth, Texas.
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Wastewater treatment lagoons could be biofuel source, study finds

Wastewater treatment lagoons contain high concentrations of planktonic organisms, which are potential sources of biomass.
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