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Researcher points to natural gas wells as drinking water pollution source

Elevated levels of methane and other stray gases have been found in drinking water near natural gas wells in Pennsylvania's gas-rich Marcellus shale region, according to new research.
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Oregon student named US winner of 2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that Anirudh Jain of Portland, Ore., has been named the U.S. winner of the 2013 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) during a ceremony this past weekend in Portland.
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Oklahoma City wins 'Best of the Best' Tap Water Taste Test at ACE13

The Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust delivers tap water to more than 200,000 homes and businesses, and more than 20 nearby communities and water districts.
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Montreal residents advised to boil drinking water

About 1.3 million residents of Montreal were warned to boil their drinking and cooking water following an incident at a water treatment plant during a routine maintenance procedure on May 22.
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Chemical pollution in Minnesota surface waters widespread, studies find

Two new studies by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) found that chemical pollution in the state's surface waters is more widespread than previously thought.
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Researchers develop solar-powered filter for antibiotics in water

A new solar-powered nano filter that is capable of removing antibiotics and dangerous carcinogens from large bodies of water has been developed by researchers at the University of Cincinnati.
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Energy consumption biggest expense for desalination plants

According to a new report from the Pacific Institute, the biggest expense for desalination plants is energy, accounting for as much as half of the entire bill.
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FBI investigates break-in at Georgia water treatment plant

According to officials, someone broke into the plant and changed the system settings for chlorine and fluoride injection, which has resulted in the plant being shut down.
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California violated Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA says

The California Department of Public Health has violated the Safe Drinking Water Act by failing to spend a large portion of the federal money provided through the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, according to a noncompliance notice.
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Oklahoma, Texas in legal battle over Red River water

The U.S. Supreme Court is to hear oral arguments from Oklahoma City and a Texas water district about their dispute over the use of southeast Oklahoma water.
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