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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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Boy at summer camp allegedly passes away due to contaminated tap water

July 11, 2014

FRANCE — The camp had been under orders to serve only bottled water since July 4, 2014, after tests had revealed the presence of coliform bacteria in its water source.


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City facing civil penalty for overflow and e. Coli violations at wastewater treatment plant

July 10, 2014

OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn. — If more improvements are not made soon the city could be facing a civil penalty of $175,000.


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EPA provides communities with tool to help deal with flooding

July 9, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Flood Resilience Checklist offers strategies that communities can consider, such as conserving land in flood-prone areas.


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Residents dealing with odor coming from water pollution control facility

July 8, 2014

MANCHESTER, Conn. — Residents should not be alarmed as the odor is only temporary while upgrades are ongoing.


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EPA administrator to speak with farmers on proposal to protect waterways under CWA

July 8, 2014

LENEXA, Kan. — EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will travel to Missouri to meet with farmers and agribusiness leaders to discuss Waters of the U.S.


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EPA’s tips for a happy & healthy summer includes staying hydrated and conserving water

July 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has listed several helpful tips to ensure that you have a happy and healthy summer.


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A USGS study shows that several large U.S. rivers are less acidic now

July 7, 2014

RESTON, Va. — The study showed that alkalinity has increased over the past 65 years in 14 of the 23 rivers assessed in the U.S.


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U.S. Army taking steps to improve management of fuel tanks to help protect groundwater

July 3, 2014

SEATTLE, Wash. — EPA inspections found that Fort Wainwright failed to perform leak detection tests, monitor underground storage tanks and investigate suspected releases.


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EPA reaches consent agreement with Mo. property owner for alleged Clean Water Act violations

July 2, 2014

LENEXA, Kan. — A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) inspection in December 2011 found that McMinn violated the Clean Water Act.


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EPA proposes plan to address surface water contaminated with heavy metals

July 1, 2014

NEWFIELD, N.J. — Hexavalent chromium and heavy metals can have serious health impacts, including nervous system damage and cancer.


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