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Company plans to convert a water well into a toxic waste dump near Navajo Nation

Company plans to convert a water well into a toxic waste dump near Navajo Nation

A proposal by Enduring Resources to transform a New Mexico water well into a toxic wastewater disposal site faces opposition from local Navajo activist Mario Atencio and residents who want more transparency and tribal consultation.

Jerry Redfern reports for Capital & Main.

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Turning oil industry waste into water wealth in the desert

Turning oil industry waste into water wealth in the desert

In West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, an emerging industry aims to solve the dual challenge of dwindling freshwater resources and the disposal of oil field wastewater by recycling it.

Amanda Drane reports for the Houston Chronicle.

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Future cities to harness power and resources from wastewater

Innovative technologies are transforming wastewater into drinking water, compost, and energy, revolutionizing urban resource management.

Matt Simon reports for Wired.

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Severe cold leads to dozens of oilfield incidents in North Dakota

Extreme cold this past week has led to a blitz of spills and other incidents in North Dakota's Bakken oil fields.
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Lawmaker looks to rein in oil and gas exceptions

Three proposals would remove drilling near schools, seek more data on industry water use and enforce fines for spills.

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UNL students study former ethanol plant AltEn contamination

The massive study into the long-term effects wrought by AltEn, as well as financial assistance from the state, has provided unique research experiences for UNL students.
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Oil or water? Midland says disposal wells could threaten water supply

As oil and gas companies struggle to dispose of their wastewater in the Permian Basin, the city of Midland is challenging applications for disposal wells near one of its drinking water sources.

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