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Wastewater valve failure causes small amounts of chlorine in the bay

The new Waste Water Treatment Plant 2, which is close to completion will ... There are several options for the city to choose, and we also want the Department of Environmental Quality’s opinion,” Wirs... read more

Ireland is being taken to court over waste water by the European Commission

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION has confirmed it plans to take Ireland to the Court of Justice of the EU for what it describes as a failure to ensure that urban waste water in 38 areas ... has identified key ... read more

Superbugs evolve in wastewater, and could end up in our food

After we take an antibiotic to treat bacterial infections, the resistant bacteria in our bodies are excreted, and eventually reach a wastewater treatment plant. Sewers and treatment plants are the pri... read more

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State should stop the use of oil wastewater for farm irrigation

By forcing more and more farmers to use oil wastewater, the state puts us in the middle of an impossible decision in a time of limited water supply: Use this waste for critical irrigation or watch our ... read more

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From sewer to scenic: $120 million in waste treatment plant upgrades have made the James, Chesapeake Bay healthier

Our river is a sewer,” the writers opined, according to a reading by James Golden, director of operations at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Friday at the city’s wastewater treatment ... read more

Another Viewpoint: After Florence, it's time to get serious about pig farm waste

I'm concerned about the widespread reports predicting that our state's waste lagoons could overflow, spilling liquefied pig manure and urine into our waterways — just as they did in 2016, when Hurrica... read more

Resource Utilization On Mars Could Be The Model Of Efficiency And Sustainability

Opinions expressed by ... sources of gaseous and liquid waste. Mars is uninviting enough. It doesn’t need our help to make it more so. “There’s water on Mars, but I still think we’ll be recycling the ... read more

Conversations That Matter: Waste water to the rescue

Imagine, if you will, a world in which waste water — the stuff you drain out of your sink ... to join us for a Conversation That Matters about how wastewater helps reduce our carbon footprint, reduces ... read more

V.I. government owes millions to wastewater contractor

The V.I. government owes more than $5 million to the operator of two public wastewater treatment plants in the territory ... decree if Veolia ceases operations at the plants. “In our opinion, the situ... read more

Human Wastewater Valuable To Global Agriculture, Economics

It may seem off-putting to some, but human waste ... “We grow our crops in the field, apply nutrient-rich fertilizers, eat the crops, excrete all of the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium and then tho... read more

Debate in Warren over wastewater upgrades, rate increase

WARREN — A study is underway to determine whether sewer rates will need to go up to pay for $69 million in improvements to the city’s wastewater system ... “We have enough revenue stream in our depart... read more



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