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State of the City: Dave Bing heralds end of federal oversight, but why did it take so long?
Published mLive.com  2/23/2011 2:33:31 PM
Mayor Dave Bing announced in last night's State of the City that Detroit is six months away from full compliance with federal oversight mandates for the Water and Sewerage Department and the Police Department.
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I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet
Published OneEarth  1/18/2012
No, it’s not Carole King singing her classic. Though it does cause hearts to tremble, it’s something a lot less edifying -- the continued rumblings of manmade earthquakes resulting from hydraulic fracturing and the underground disposal of wastewater resulting from the process.The latest incident --
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Could New York City be Powered by Its Own Sewage?
Published Inhabitat  2/14/2011 10:10:05 AM
New York is one of the greatest cities in the world and home to almost 20 million people — however as a result of its size, the city produces an enormous amount of sewage, which is often blamed for contaminating waterways. However New York’s Department of Environmental Protection
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Andrew Gunther: Cargills Tainted Turkey: Just the Tip of the Iceberg?
Published Huffington Post  8/6/2011
How many more lives must be lost or irreversibly damaged before we finally accept the fact that industrialized farming is killing us? On July 29, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a nationwide outbreak of a deadly strain of Salmonella food
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Gas drilling in Appalachia runs into resistance: What do you do with the wastewater?
Published Chicago Tribune  2/2/2010 10:04:00 AM
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A drilling technique that is beginning to unlock staggering quantities of natural gas underneath Appalachia also yields a troubling byproduct: powerfully briny wastewater that can kill fish and give tap water a foul taste...
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Could Bloom Box Turn Wastewater Treatment Plants into Power Generation Stations?
Published waterandwastewater  3/15/2010 10:53:06 PM
Bloom Energy Corp. generated lots of high-energy buzz for its fuel cell "energy servers" on "60 Minutes" last month (CBS TV February 24, 2010). Called the "Bloom Box," the company declares its fuel cells are a technology breakthrough, using low-cost silicon based ceramic plates, rather than platinum
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Can you afford not to use "Predictive Maintenance" for water and wastewater asset
Published waterandwastewater  3/31/2010 8:08:37 PM
As asset management of wastewater collection systems and water supply systems has become more important, every utility wants to know the state of their assets. For some types of assets, making the assesment is very easy - although it might be a sobering one. For example, the assessment of pipes and
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Is A Pill Take-Back Law in Our Future?
Published Green Option  2/3/2010 10:48:18 AM
As the product stewardship movement gains steam, attention is turning to the issue of unsafe disposal of residue or unwanted consumer pharmaceuticals.  The widespread detection of pharmaceutical residues in public waters and fish has raised biologists’ concerns.  In Minnesota, the popularity of

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Could Poo-Gloos Replace Wastewater Treatment Plants?
Published GreenBiz.com  1/10/2011 11:55:27 AM
"Poo-Gloos," igloo-shaped domes that clean up wastewater, are able to strip pollution from sewage water as well as large, expensive treatment facilities.
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City Blog: Should College Station Have Water Impact Fees?
Published City of College Station  1/5/2011 10:00:00 AM
By David Coleman, Water Services DirectorIn the months leading up to April, we will be discussing the pros and cons of implementing system-capacity impact fees for the water and wastewater systems in College Station.  These fees would help pay the capital costs for expanding the capacity..
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