News tagged with water treatment plants

Lawsuits against EPA target nutrients in US waters

(AP) -- Environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to force the federal government to curb an overdose of nutrients from farms and cities that end up in the nation's rivers, lakes and coastal waters. ...

Mar 15, 2012
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Double effort needed to clean up Thames

The River Thames will fail to meet pollution standards in 2015 unless farmers use 20 per cent less fertiliser and water companies reduce phosphorus discharges from sewage treatment, according to a new study.

Aug 07, 2013
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Study: Range of pharmaceuticals in fish across US

(AP) -- Fish caught near wastewater treatment plants serving five major U.S. cities had residues of pharmaceuticals in them, including medicines used to treat high cholesterol, allergies, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder ...

Mar 25, 2009
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Sewage-tainted floodwaters threaten public health

(AP) -- Nasty floodwaters from the remnants of Lee and Irene - tainted with sewage and other toxins - threaten public health in parts of the Northeast by direct exposure or the contamination of private water ...

Sep 09, 2011
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Drug disposal can be tricky

Getting rid of a television, a gallon of kerosene or a set of tires in an environmentally friendly way can be done with relative ease in most states.

Jul 04, 2011
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Sickness stalks India village with toxic water

Through his bloodshot, ruined eyes, ten-year-old Roshan Singh struggles to read his favourite comic book before readying for school in this remote and desolate village along the Indian-Pakistan border.

Nov 11, 2014
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