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Free ECHO Compliance Webinar on Water Facility Search Tools

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Plastic Is Everywhere And Recycling Isn’t The End Of It

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Clarkson University Researchers & Entrepreneurs Partner to Commercialize Technology to Convert Agricultural Waste for Energy Applications

Source: Clarkson University, 7/13/17. After surveying the state of farming in the United States in 2015, Clarkson University researcher David Mitlin and chemistry Ph.D. student Jesse Pokrzywinski concluded there was a glut in milk and related dairy production. From working on a dairy farm in high school, Pokrzywinski witnessed milk being disposed rather than...
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Water tainted with perfluorocarbons by U.S. military is focus of legislation

Source: Chemical & Engineering News, 7/18/17. House of Representatives passes bill that would require study of health effects, impacts of potential drinking water regulation on development of substitutes.
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New members welcomed in mid 2017

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