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North Texas City Using Treated Wastewater For Drinking

As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.

07/09/2014

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Wichita Falls Treats Wastewater For Drinking

A North Texas city dealing with extreme drought has begun treating wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.

07/09/2014

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Study Shows Possible Link Between Drilling Wastewater And Quakes

Researchers need more detail on the liquid injections themselves to absolutely prove the case.

07/03/2014

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Texas City Working To Turn Sewer Water Into Tap Water

Drastic times call for drastic measures. But what would it take for you to drink tap water that had been recycled straight from the sewer?

CBS 11–02/26/2014

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Duke Lab Study Cuts Fracking Waste’s Radioactivity

Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the dangerous radioactive levels found in some wastewater from hydraulic fracturing: mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations.

01/10/2014

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Earthquakes Lead Texas Agency To Hire Seismologist

A key Texas agency announced Tuesday it is hiring a seismologist, part of an effort to tackle a sudden increase in earthquakes in areas with significant oil and gas drilling activities.

01/07/2014

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Report Looks At Drilling Wastewater & North Texas Earthquakes

The natural gas boom in the Barnett Shale here in North Texas jolted the local economy — but did it also create a stir below ground and cause multiple earthquakes in Cleburne in 2009 and 2010?

CBS 11–12/03/2013

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So-Called “Flushable” Wipes Causing Pipe, Sewer Problems

With each and every flush, some North Texans are doing something that could cost them and their respective cities a lot of money. We’re talking about those so-called “flushable” wipes.

CBSDFW.COM–10/04/2013

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Burleson City Council Approves Budget

The $71 million budget includes increases to water and trash pick up rates for residents.

09/17/2012

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Fort Worth Could Lift Ban On Drilling Water Disposal In December

Just three days after Fort Worth extended its on five-year ban on burying gas drilling waste in the city, CBS11 has discovered the city could lift the ban by December.

10/28/2011

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Gas Drilling Company Recycling “Fracking” Water

The natural gas drilling process has been saddled with great debate — mainly concerning the environmental impact. But one “fracking” company is actually putting back what they take out.

10/13/2011

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Denton Police Investigating Water Pumping At Gas Well Site

It’s a gas well site operators say they’ve never drilled and never fracked. But a Denton city inspector found it suddenly alive last week.

10/07/2011

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