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   State's Water Systems Aging, Failures Common [Market Watch] October 12, 2010    By Richard Barnes New Jersey American Water Urges State Not to Let    Infrastructure Crumble Due to Neglect, Endorses Clean Water Council's    Recommendations

   Toxic sludge spill could happen elsewhere, campaigners warn [CNN] October 12,    2010 By Peter Wilkinson Shocking safety lapses exposed by the deadly Hungary    toxic sludge spill could be repeated at thousands of industrial sites around the    world unless regulations are tightened dramatically, campaigners have warned.

   Wind and Water [Baltimore Sun] October 12, 2010 By Peter Jensen
   The forecast for the East Coast is windy with a chance of 6,000 megawatts — or    enough electricity to power 1.9 million homes. That’s what a $5 billion offshore    transmission line proposal unveiled today could make possible along the Atlantic    Coast, and it’s an exciting prospect for the nations’s energy future.

   Smart Water Meters Catch On in Iowa [NYTimes] October 5, 2010 By Todd Woody    Green: A Blog About Energy

   Water map shows billions at risk of 'water insecurity' [BBC] September 29, 2010 By    Richard Black About 80% of the world's population lives in areas where the fresh    water supply is not secure, according to a new global analysis.

   The Bay Gets a New Tunnel [NBC Bay Area] September 25, 2010 By Bay City News    City officials and labor union leaders Friday joined representatives from the San    Francisco Public Utilities Commission to commemorate the beginning of    construction on an underground tunnel that will span the San Francisco Bay and    provide water in emergency situations.

   Paris Offers Water With Bubbles, but No Bottles [NYTimes] September 21, 2010 By    MaÏa de la Baume In the latest in a series of unusual efforts to make Paris green,    the city is now offering residents free sparkling water to try to wean Parisians not    from red wine, but from overconsumption of plastic bottles

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