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Dumping contaminates water

Municipality blames ‘old bicycles’ thrown in system A Free State municipality has blamed the contamination of its drinking water on “people throwing building rubble and bicycles” into the water-purification system. The Moqhaka local municipality, which is responsible for Kroonstad, Steynsrus and Viljoenskroon, in the north-eastern Free State, has been dealing with water shortages and contamination […]

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Countdown to “Free” Renewable Energy from Sewage Begins

They prefer to call it wastewater, but the bottom line is that researchers at the University of Nevada are close to commercializing a process for generating renewable energy from sewage sludge.  The energy could be used to run equipment at the plants, which is a big deal because sewage treatment plants (okay, so wastewater treatment […]

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