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Research Shows No General Trends When Contaminants Bond to Nanoparticles

Texas Tech researcher Moira Ridley said her experiments with strontium and nanoparticles of titanium dioxide revealed subtle differences depending on particle size.

Fertilizer Group Opposes Senate's Chesapeake Restoration Bill

The Fertilizer Institute and other agricultural groups are urged senators to stop S. 1816 because of its precedent-setting language.

ITT Survey Says Americans Ready to Fix Water Infrastructure

Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed say they’re willing to pay more now to ensure long-term access to clean water.

MWD Water Supply Roadmap Emphasizes Regional Collaboration

The 25-year plan advances potential future contingency resources, such as stormwater capture and seawater desalination.

Petition Pushes EPA to Move on Cement Kiln Dust Management

New York-based Riverkeeper filed a petition to force the creation of federal standards for the disposal of cement kiln dust, which can be harmful to water quality.

Water Stewardship Group to Base Initiative in Milwaukee

The effort is expected to create a LEED-style program for water conservation.

EPA Lays Out Five-Year Plan on Priorities

The plan includes benchmarks to track progress against such priorities as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting America's waters.

Doe Run Resources to Pay $7M Penalty, $65M for Compliance Upgrades

North America’s largest lead producer will shut down its Herculaneum lead smelter by Dec. 31, 2013 and provide an initial $8.14 million in financial assurance to guarantee cleanup work.



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Reps. Green and Thompson Introduce E-Waste Export Bill

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the law would add a new category of "restricted electronic waste" that cannot be exported from the United States to developing nations, such as Ghana.

Interior Secretary Announces New Drilling Rules

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, formerly MMS, has developed rules for offshore oil and gas operations in federal waters that require operators to develop and follow a 13-point Safety and Environmental Management System.

Study: BP Disaster a Product of 'Regulatory Blowout'

The Center for Progressive Reform's new study recommends regulators apply the "precautionary principle" to assess risks and needed safeguards.

Congress Approves Prescription Drug Disposal Law

New disposal regulations may prevent pharmaceuticals from reaching drinking water sources.

Restoration Plan Would Have Spill Penalty Money Stay in Gulf

The report from U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says the money will be used for recovery through a coordinated federal, state and local, long-term strategy

Daigger to Lead International Water Association

Glen Daigger of CH2M Hill will serve as president of IWA for a two-year term.

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Voltea's 'Simple' Technology Helps to Ease Water Stress

The Anglo-Dutch company has based its technology on oppositely charged electrodes combined with anionic and cationic selective membranes.

Elevated Nitrogen and Phosphorus Still Widespread, USGS Says

The U.S. Geological Survey compiled data since the early 1990s to discover that efforts to decrease nutrients in waterbodies have not succeeded.

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The Cost of the 'Water Risk' Component of Climate Change

The Securities and Exchange Commission's guidance on disclosing water risks most likely will increase the costs of doing business.

Oil Companies Offer Equipment, Seek to Improve Incident Response

ExxonMobil will provide underwater equipment to the Marine Well Containment Company for use by BP in the Gulf of Mexico.

$5M Study to Consider Climate Impacts on Great Lakes Water Quality

University of Michigan-led researchers will examine current climate, land use, precipitation and water governance patterns and then combine the data with climate change models to forecast possible effects.

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