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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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Health effects from West Virginia chemical spill underestimated

The West Virginia water contamination that resulted from a chemical spill in the Elk River had more widespread health effects on local residents than previously estimated.
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Oil leak contaminates Chinese city's water supply

The city of Lanzhou is in the midst of a serious drinking water crisis as a crude oil pipe leak has contaminated water supplies with a highly toxic chemical.
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Kansas state officials investigate Wichita groundwater contamination

Several areas in Wichita have been advised to avoid using drinking water coming from their usual sources.
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EU-backed research seeks to develop quick water quality test

A group of research organizations from 13 European countries have joined forces to develop a high-speed test that could dramatically reduce the time needed to detect viruses and bacteria in drinking water.
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Arsenic in well water linked to lower IQ in children

The presence of arsenic in drinking water may interfere with intellectual development in children, a new study warns.
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France wastes 20% of drinking water through leaky pipes

About 1.3 billion liters of drinking water every year are wasted in France due to water leaks.
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Unilever acquires Chinese water purification company

Consumer goods giant Unilever announced Sunday it has bought a majority stake in Chinese water purification company Qinyuan Group.
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China to launch major water resources cleanup program

The most populated country in the world has relatively small water reserves and the problem of water scarcity has become particularly pressing over the past few years.
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