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Clarkson student discovers wastewater lagoon potential as fuel source

Zooplankton

CANTON — The village’s 8.5-acre wastewater treatment lagoons could be a biofuel source, thanks to millions of tiny creatures that are what they eat. The discovery was made by Stephanie A. Kring, a Clarkson University doctoral student studying environmental science and engineering. “We were curious about what kind of algae were naturally growing in the wastewater lagoons in the Canton ...

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Center for Sustainable Shale Development opens application process, names executive director

Center for Sustainable Shale Development

PITTSBURGH — Officials for the Center for Sustainable Shale Development have announced it is officially open for business. Officials said Tuesday that CSSD’s certification program is now accepting applicants, a process open to all oil and gas operators in the Appalachian Basin. The certification program is based on 15 performance standards focusing on the protection of air, climate, water and ...

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First criminal case against a Shale firm opens

xto energy

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — A former state environmental inspector indicated Wednesday that there was evidence of previous, unreported spills on a Marcellus Shale gas drilling site where he discovered toxic wastewater gushing onto the ground in 2010. Jeremy Daniel, 32, an inspector for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection at the time, said he found puddles of wastewater, sand, and a ...

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MPR: Minnesota community innovates Midwest energy

innovate

RED WING, Minn. — In the lunchroom of the Red Wing fire station, a couple firefighters kicked back on lounge chairs, watching The Andy Griffith Show on a small television mounted near the ceiling. On the roof, a six-month-old, 17-kilowatt solar array turned sunlight into electricity, some of which was powering the television. “You don’t notice the difference,” said Jim ...

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McLean County Commission rejects oil industry landfill

Great River Energy

Dickinson Press WASHBURN — McLean County commissioners on Tuesday rejected a plan to accept oil industry waste into a landfill previously used for coal ash.Great River Energy, which operates the Coal Creek Station power plant, had requested a permit to upgrade the landfill to accept waste produced during the drilling process. The permit would have allowed Great River Energy to ...

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