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USGS: Polluted shallow groundwater can migrate to deeper aquifers

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

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

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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Global demand for water to outstrip supply by 2030, report warns

By 2030, global demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by as much as 40 percent, which would lead to dramatic political and sociological developments.
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Research lacking on emerging contaminants

Emerging contaminants are an increasing concern for scientists, water utilities and regulators because their impact on the environment and on public health.
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Trace amounts of cocaine discovered in UK drinking water

UK drinking water contains traces of cocaine, ever after undergoing all stages of treatment, according to a new report.
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Climate change could have dramatic effect on US Southwest's water supply by end-century

Over the past few years, communities in the U.S. Southwest have increasingly felt the devastating effect of drought and, according to a report by a team of scientists at the University of Arizona, the worst is yet to come.
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Pennsylvania bottling company recalls water contaminated with E. coli

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a notice to the public warning against the consumption of Tyler Mountain bottled water that could be contaminated with E. coli.
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Teen contaminates Portland's drinking water supply

The city of Portland, Oregon, was forced to dump about 38 million gallons of drinking water after a teenager was caught urinating in the Mt. Tabor water reservoir.
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Almost 60% of China's water is contaminated, government report finds

More than half of China's water reserves are moderately or heavily contaminated, a government report has revealed.
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