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Drinking Water

One in four big cities globally faces water stress

July 7, 2014
Tokyo, Delhi, Mexico City, Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow are among the cities that face the biggest water stress.
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Water scarcity could lead to political conflicts, expert warns

June 26, 2014
World Water Council President Benedito Braga said the biggest risk for conflict is predicted around the Tigris-Euphrates and Nile River basins.
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Santa Barbara ponders reactivating desalination plant

June 17, 2014
The city of Santa Barbara, California, is considering a huge investment that would bring an inactive desalination plant back into action, in an attempt to relieve the consequences of the ongoing drought.
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Third of private wells in Ireland contaminated with bacteria

June 12, 2014
Up to one in three private wells in Ireland are contaminated with E.coli bacteria, new data released by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency has revealed.
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Supreme Court ruling may block Camp Lejeune victims' claims

June 12, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that North Carolina families can not pursue lawsuits against the company that was responsible for contaminating their drinking water decades ago.
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Water contamination causes deadly diarrhea outbreak in South Africa

June 5, 2014
Water contamination in the North West province of South Africa has led to a diarrhea outbreak that killed three infants and sent dozens more to hospital.
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Louisiana senators propose new water quality bills

May 29, 2014
Louisiana lawmakers are considering implementing measures that would ensure water utilities comply with higher water quality standards and would prevent delivery of tainted tap water to customers.
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USGS: Polluted shallow groundwater can migrate to deeper aquifers

May 27, 2014
Contaminated groundwater located at shallow depths in southern California could migrate to deeper groundwater wells, where most of the area's drinking water reserves are located, according to a new study.
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Texas to launch desalination study

May 22, 2014
Texas recently announced that it was launching a study on desalination, with State Rep. Todd Hunter appointed to lead the project.
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PFCs present in two-thirds of New Jersey water systems

May 15, 2014
The majority of public water systems in New Jersey contain perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are known to increase the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
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