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Study: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities Add to Water Issues

Scientists collected outflow samples periodically from 2004 to 2009 from three New York wastewater treatment plants, two of which receive more than 20 percent of their wastewater from pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

Illinois Grand Jury Indicts D & Y Trade for Water Pollution

Recycling business allegedly poured industrial cleaner into storm drain leading to the Fox River, resulting in a fish kill.

Incorrect Application of the BOD Test

Sewage treatment plants are missing a whole other source of pollution – nitrogenous matter – when only the BOD5 test is used.

Singapore: Water Short No More

Singapore International Water Week provides a platform for finding viable water solutions, which are critical for the sustainable growth of cities worldwide.

From Kigali to Pittsburgh, the Environment Conversation Continues

United Nations' report, released right before World Environment Day, makes the economic case for repairing the natural world.

Train Bridges Made from Recycled Structural Composite Materials

Fort Eustis, Va., uses its railroad systm to train soliders on train operations.

Upper Delaware Is Most Threatened, American Rivers Says

Group's annual report also features endangered river success stories from the past 20 years.

Draft Permit Would Limit Pesticide Discharges to Waters

The Pesticides General Permit would require operators to use the lowest effective amount of pesticide, prevent leaks and spills, calibrate equipment and look for and report adverse incidents.



Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority Wins Stockholm Award

Since 1993, Ek Sonn Chan and his team have refurbished the supply system and introduced cost-effective billing and collection.

Groundwater Foundation Provides Haiti Relief Grants

Funds will be used to help build fresh drinking water wells through the ClearBlue Project and Hands on the World Global Inc.

HRSD, Ostara Partner to Recover Nutrients and Make Fertilizer

The technology turns a maintenance problem at the Nansemond plant into a commercially viable fertilizer product with no additional cost to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District.

NOAA Assists Effort to Decontaminate Commercial Ships from BP Oil Spill

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contracted C&C Technologies to conduct a magnetometer survey of a proposed alternate anchorage site near the mouth of the Mississippi River, where ships can wait until their hulls are inspected.

Waycross, Ga., Installs Device to Stop Floating Trash

City takes out ARRA-funded loan to help stop trash from polluting the Satilla River.

Baylor Study: Nitrogen Fixation Not Uniform in Texas Lakes

Research provides insight into conditions needed to produce nitrogen fixation.

Lab Testing

The Accuracy of Groundwater Sampling

A triple blind groundwater sampling event shows that the environment is a very complex system that may not lend itself to simple explanation.

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Harnessing Sun and Wind Energy for Water Treatment

A green commitment delivers clean, reliable, cost-saving power to American Water.

Water Conservation in West Basin Service Area Lowers Water Use 13%

Wholesaler says efforts must continue to reach 20 percent by 2020.

FWS Awards $12.8 M to 31 States for Sewage Pumpout Facilities

Clean Vessel Act grants help marinas manage wastes and protect recreational waterways.

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