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Boeing to Restore Habitat in Washington Waterway

The company will create habitat for out-migrating juvenile salmon in the Duwamish River and repay $2 million of the natural resource trustee's costs to resolve liability for hazardous releases from its facilities.

Puerto Rico Authority to Spend $195 M on 126 Drinking Water Plants

The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority also will pay a $1 million civil penalty and spend an additional $2.5 million to improve lake water quality.

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ORNL's New Spectrometry Provides Quick, In-Situ Monitoring

Scientist says the technology would reduce the cost of long-term monitoring of contaminants in groundwater by up to 80 percent.

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Case Study: Dry Scrubber Lowers Energy Costs for Spray Booth

Volkswagen's Chattanooga facility will debut North America's first EcoDryScrubber to lower CO2 and NOx emissions, energy costs, and water usage.

Donated Water Revives Unique Murray-Darling Wetland

Australians donated money to the Australian Conservation Foundation for water to replenish the Hattah Lakes wetlands in northern Victoria.

Waterkeepers Want Feds to Contain Gulf Spill, Step Up Oversight

Environmental organization braces for Gulf disaster impact on fragile coastal ecosystems and fisheries.

Online Map Helps Users Track Chesapeake Bay Enforcement

EPA's latest initiative will show how well it is performing in cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay watershed.



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Wireless Spread Spectrum Radio SCADA for Water Facilities

Think of the monitoring possibilities: cathodic integrity for corrosion, pump station efficiency, and tank status.

EPA to Pay for Town Water during PCB Dredging in Hudson River

The agency is erring on the side of caution by paying for water from the Troy system for Halfmoon and Waterford, N.Y.

BP Outlines Plan for Controlling Oil Spill

Relief wells will be drilled. In Houma, La., where the field operations response is being coordinated, almost 500 workers have been deployed to coordinate the spill response.

Tomorrow's Water Has Less Government Funding, GWI Says

Global Water Intelligence has released its 2011 market report, which covers infrastructure, water scarcity, desalination, and reuse.

EPA Orders Landowners to Restore Salmon Stream, Wetlands

Robert and Nancy Loomis allegedly discharged fill material into a wetland on their property that drains into the Takhin River in Alaska.

Pharmacies Launch Safe Disposal Initiative for Unused Medicine

“Dispose My Meds” pharmacies will provide consumers with postage-paid envelopes or onsite programs where pharmaceuticals are collected and disposed of properly.

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Experts Address Water Conservation, Supply at Summit's State of the Union

Rain Bird and Smithsonian Institution bring thought leaders together to discuss water management strategies.

Water Partners to Offer Four $5,000 Scholarships

Undergraduate and graduate students should submit their applications by May 10; winners will be announced at the American Water Works Association's ACE10.

Atlanta Students Kick Off Be Water Wise Program

Water conservation is a new way to live our lives, said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, in a message about the new education initiative.

Adventus Group Issues Zero Valent Iron Guidelines

The bioremediation technology provider has issued industry guidelines surrounding the use of zero valent iron in conjunction with emulsified vegetable oil for cleaning up groundwater halogenated organic compounds.

Mid-Dakota Water Turns to Ultrafiltration to Increase Capacity

Poor soil conditions in South Dakota require advanced treatment so the district decided to use GE ZeeWeed technology.

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