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Our global water resources are unique in that all living things hold some stake in them. And for both developed and developing economies there is no more vital issue than to guarantee their populations and industries safe and adequate water supplies.

Water/Waste Processing e-News – delivered Tuesdays and highlighting water issues facing process industries and their municipal partners, whether the provision of clean water or disposal of produced.

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Rules tightened on UK fracking

New conditions will have to be met by operators seeking to drill for shale gas in the United Kingdom.
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Dead zones between dams linked with decline of Missouri River pallid sturgeon

Dam-induced changes in the Missouri River have led to a decline in the pallid sturgeon population, researchers say.
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Waste from olive oil production turned into power

Waste from olive oil processing can be converted into energy for fuel cells, helping to power the processing plant and also reducing environmental damage.
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High levels of ammonium, iodide found in oil & gas wastewater

Wastewater from oil and gas operations in two states has been found to contain high levels of potentially hazardous contaminants.
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Advances in passive aeration improve secondary wastewater treatment

Secondary wastewater treatment is getting better and more efficient, thanks to new technologies that incorporate passive aeration and process control.
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New adsorbent removes radioactive elements from contaminated water

A new material developed in Japan is expected to help remove radioactive contaminants from discharge water at the country's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which suffered serious damage in the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011.
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Produced water treatment services market to reach $8 billion by 2019

A new report estimates that the global market for produced water treatment services will be worth more than $8.0 billion by 2019, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5%.
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Yellow Stone River oil spill contaminates water supplies

Residents of the eastern Montana city of Glendive have been advised to use bottled water for drinking and cooking after an oil pipeline burst at the weekend, sending crude oil into the Yellowstone River.
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Wastewater discharges cause toxic microalgae growth in Pacific Ocean

Discharges of wastewater into the Pacific Ocean are causing the growth of algae that generates toxins harmful to fish, marine mammals and humans, according to a study by the University of Colima (UCOL) in Mexico.
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Researcher improves nitrate-removal process

New research in the Netherlands points to a more effective way of removing nitrate from drinking water through the use of a catalyst.
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