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One in 10 US beaches are dangerously polluted, report claims

June 30, 2014
Summer is the perfect time to relax on the beach -- but it might be worth thinking twice before heading to some of the beaches included in the latest annual beach water report by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
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More than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals released into US waterways in 2012, study finds

June 24, 2014
A recent study published by non-profit environmental protection organization Environment America has found that more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals were released into U.S. waterways in 2012.
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Iowa cattle producer slapped with heavy fine for water pollution

June 3, 2014
A district court judge has fined a cattle producer from northwest Iowa $12,000 for improper application of manure on fields, which resulted in the manure flowing into a tributary of a local creek in 2012.
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Lawmakers, industry unite against microbeads in cosmetics

May 22, 2014
Research on microbeads has linked the tiny plastic particles to water contamination and aquatic wildlife poisoning, and their use in cosmetics is being voluntarily phased out by many manufacturers.
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Florida residents warned to avoid water from Withlacoochee River

March 25, 2014
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

March 17, 2014
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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Coal companies to pay record $27.5 million fine for Clean Water Act violations

March 11, 2014
Coal mining company Alpha Natural Resources, Alpha Appalachian Holdings and 66 subsidiaries have agreed to pay a civil penalty of $27.5 million for thousands of permit violations.
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Nutrient pollution in EU drops despite manufacturing output increase

March 3, 2014
Most European countries have made significant progress in tackling nutrient pollution in water, even though industry output in many sectors that contribute to contamination has increased in recent years.
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UN: Polluted water kills more people than all forms of violence

February 20, 2014
Every year, two million tons of sewage and industrial and agricultural waste make their way into global waterways and the resulting contamination kills at least 1.8 million children, according to the United Nations Environment Program.
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Two chemical spills confirmed in North Carolina

February 11, 2014
City officials in Charlotte, N.C., have reported two unrelated incidents of chemical discharge into local waterways.
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