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USU algae researchers to continue at new plant

[17th, April 2014] Logan city is constructing a new wastewater treatment facility to meet federal standards that must be met by 2017 to replace the wastewater lagoons being used. The Sustainable Waste to Bioproducts Energy Center at USU makes use of the city’s lagoons. It is researching a method using algae growth to meet the standards set forth. However, there is not enough time to finish the development of the research and implement the changes by its deadline… Continue reading USU algae researchers to continue at new plant

State to continue monitoring Susquehanna for pollution, “sick” bass

[16th, Apr 2014] The state Department of Environmental Protection says it will continue intensive sampling of the Susquehanna River in 2014 amid calls that the river and its prized smallmouth bass are “sick.” One of the main sampling stations will be in Marietta. Last year, DEP refused… Continue reading State to continue monitoring Susquehanna for pollution, “sick” bass

Toxic algae worries no barrier to filter plans

Plans to install a disc filter to remove more phosphorus from Palmerston North’s wastewater discharge are moving ahead. The city council has resolved the $2.9 million project should remain in the draft Annual Plan, despite a warning that changing the balance of nutrients in the Manawatu River could favour growth of toxic algae… Continue reading Toxic algae worries no barrier to filter plans