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Mount Polley Mining Corporation loses administrative penalty appeal

"...The non-compliance penalty is under the Environmental Management Act Monica Lamb-YorskiSep. 16, 2021 1:01 p. m..."

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Naphthenic acids are key contributors to toxicity of heavy oil refining effluents

"...Our results can serve as a starting point for setting better effluent discharge standards relevant to oil refining wastewater resulting from heavy crude oil and help improve wastewater treatment plants to reduce effluent toxicity..."

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A review of the biotransformations of priority pharmaceuticals in biological wastewater treatment processes

"...Moreover, new regulations in development toward preserving water quality reinforces the increasing need to monitor and abate some PhACs in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), where they are typically only partially eliminated..."

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Monitoring and modelling of influent patterns, phase distribution and removal of 20 elements in two primary wastewater treatment

"...Many small- or medium-sized communities in Northern Europe employ only primary wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and effluent discharges can be a relevant source of pollution..."

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Impacts of baseflow and flooding on microplastic pollution in an effluent-dependent arid land river in the USA

"...Effluent discharge from wastewater treatment plants can be a substantial source of microplastics in receiving water bodies including rivers..."

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Considerations on the monitoring of water quality in urban streams: a case study in Portugal

"...The urban stream under study was subjected to wastewater treatment plants effluent discharges, leachates from a major sealed landfill, low-class housing effluents, and nonpoint sources of pollution..."

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Antibiotic Resistance, Its Health Impacts and Advancements in Their Removal Techniques with a Focus on Biological Treatment

"...Therefore, detailed study needs to be conducted to estimate potential risk and water treatment plants and effluent discharge should be designed and monitored meticulously..."

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Treatment technologies for bakers? yeast production wastewater

"...The review observed that nanofiltration was the most effective membrane process for the treatment of the effluent (at >95% pollutant rejection)..."

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Cleaning the river Damodar (India): impact of COVID-19 lockdown on water quality and future rejuvenation strategies

"...The river Damodar has historical significance and lifeline for huge population of Jharkhand and West Bengal state of India but in the recent years the water quality has been deteriorated due to untreated industrial effluents and urban sewage..."

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Predicting mass loadings of sulfamonomethoxine, sulfamethoxazole, and lincomycin discharged into surface waters in Japanese rive

"...To aid control of their sources, we developed a model for predicting annual loads of antibiotics discharged into surface waters as effluent from livestock farms, sewage treatment plants, and households, using population, usage, excretion, removal, and fraction of livestock waste treated as wastewater..."

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What do we know about the utilization of the Sargassum species as biosorbents of trace metals in Brazil?

"...Human use and processing of trace metals have altered these metals’ natural biogeochemical cycles, which is causing adverse impacts on human beings, natural communities, and aquatic ecosystems..."

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