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Environmental Issues

Growing consumer awareness of water supplies, usage, conservation, sustainability and waste have shifted thinking in the water treatment market.

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EPA to hold second annual SepticSmart Week

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LENEXA, Kan. — SepticSmart Week, which will begin this coming Monday, features outreach activities that encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems.
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EPA adds five hazardous waste sites to NPL

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WASHINGTON — The Superfund program is a federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country.


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EPA and GWNO address environmental issues in New Orleans

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DALLAS — Groundwork New Orleans (GWNO) will use an EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement (EJCPS) to conduct a two-year project aimed at creating an outdoor curriculum focused on watershed and stormwater management.


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Water utilities could generate millions a year

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LONDON — Open Energi is a British technology company partnered with smart energy users to digitally map and monetize unused energy capacity.


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EPA to hold public meeting concerning VCC Mobile Site

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ATLANTA — The Virginia Carolina Chemical Company (VCC) Mobile Site, a former fertilizer production plant located in Prichard, Alabama, began manufacturing fertilizer in the 1890s and continued operations until 1961.


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Municipality of Culebra agrees to settlement with EPA

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NEW YORK — The settlement requires the payment of a $3,200 civil penalty and the connection of between 35 and 40 residences in the Clark and Villa Muñeco communities to the Culebra municipal sewer system.


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New report warns of potential water crisis for South Africa

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SOUTH AFRICA — The report revealed that provinces of Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape have water with E. coli levels 320 times higher than what is considered suitable for wastewater treatment.


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Los Angeles students take pledge to conserve water

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LOS ANGELES — To celebrate Protect Your Groundwater Day, 170 second-grade students will pledge to conserve and protect south Los Angeles County’s groundwater supplies.


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CEO Water Mandate releases new white paper at 2014 World Water Week

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STOCKHOLM — More than 100 senior leaders from international businesses, U.N. agencies, the public sector, civil society and other areas attended the opening event of the CEO Water Mandate’s three days of activities.


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Follower profile: LukaBlue

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BIRMGINHAM — LukaBlue is focused on making water conservation accessible and achievable, urging its Twitter followers to help the current drought in California by spreading the word and conserving water.


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