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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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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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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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EPA sets out plans for cleaning contaminated groundwater in New Jersey

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have put forward plans to clean up environmental damage caused by industrial activities in New Jersey.
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Coalition sues EPA in bid to make fracking emissions public

A coalition of nine environmental and open-government organizations is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a bid to change the rules on which companies must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants.
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Small-scale gold mining linked to high mercury levels downstream

Small-scale gold mining operations in Peru are creating hazardous levels of mercury hundreds of miles downstream, posing health risks to communities far away from the mining sites.
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Oil sands development not polluting Athabasca Delta, sampling shows

Scientists at the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University have come up with a way to accurately determine the pre-industrial baseline levels of metals in river sediment downstream of Alberta's oil sands development.
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IChemE calls for global action to cut water usage in food production

More needs to be done to reduce the amount of water used in food production, according to the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
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