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Water Briefs

Collection of industrial water news headlines

California's fracking future takes center stage

In September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 4 into law the state’s first fracking bill -- and one that’s been described as one of the most stringent in the country to date.

CT city wastewater collection system to reduce raw sewage discharges in new settlement

A settlement aims to reduce raw sewage illegally discharged into the environment across West Haven, CT, from its wastewater collection system.

Methane common in groundwater from New York valleys, finds study

A USGS study shows 15 percent of groundwater samples from 66 household wells across south-central New York contained high methane levels enough to monitor.

Nation's second largest natural gas producer to pay major CWA penalty

Chesapeake Appalachia will spend an estimated $6.5M to restore 27 sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into waterways. 

Great Lakes ecosystems changing from declining food resources, finds study

A U.S. Geological Survey shows that a decline in food resources feeding lake organisms are likely causing dramatic changes in the Great Lakes.

Nine hazardous waste sites added to Superfund's National Priorities List

EPA added nine hazardous waste sites that pose risks to public health and the environment to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites.

Underlying stream sediment could enhance water quality, finds study

USGS research shows that stream water quality could improve with biochemical processes moving between a waterway and its sediment.

Winners of PA American Water's green social-media contest announced

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, winners of Pennsylvania American Water's "Community Investment Challenge" were announced.

Water quality regs at U.S. shale oil, gas sites outlined at online database

A new online searchable law database outlines water quality regulations for a number of states experiencing shale oil and gas development.

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