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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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Californians face $500 fines for water waste under new restrictions

July 18, 2014
The Water Resources Control Board has issued a new emergency regulation that restricts outdoor water use in urban areas for all residents of California.
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EPA presents draft rule on methane emissions for landfills

July 17, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has presented proposals for updating air standards for municipal solid waste landfills.
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Illinois county opens new waste processing facility

July 17, 2014
Officials in DuPage County, Illinois, have officially opened a new wastewater treatment facility that is expected to be highly efficient and cost-effective.
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Environmentalists call for tougher water pollution regulation in North Carolina

July 17, 2014
Even though regulating agencies are moving towards introducing tougher water quality standards, environmental groups still claim that the proposals include loopholes.
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NOAA: Algae blooms in Lake Erie on the decline

July 16, 2014
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expects significant algae bloom in the western part of Lake Erie this summer, but predicts lower levels than last year and a dramatic decline from the 2011 peak.
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Chemical plant poses threat to Tennessee river, environmentalists warn

July 15, 2014
U.S. Nitrogen has announced plans to use water from Tennessee's Nolichucky River in its chemical plant to produce ammonium nitrate, which has raised concerns among local communities and environmental groups.
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Court ruling backs EPA reviews of mining companies' Clean Water Act permits

July 15, 2014
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has backed the efforts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut down on water pollution from mining operations.
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Demand for water recycling services on the rise

July 15, 2014
Water recycling and disposal companies are seeing great opportunities doing business with oil and gas companies in North America.
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North American fracking wastewater treatment market to reach $350 million in 2018

July 14, 2014
As oil and gas production in North America keeps rising, turning the country into the largest energy producer in the world, the industry seeks more opportunities to optimize and reduce its water use.
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Intersex fish found in Northeastern US watersheds

July 10, 2014
The discovery of intersex fish -- male fish carrying eggs -- has spurred concerns that Pennsylvania waterways may be contaminated by endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
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