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  • June 23- D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc, the oldest U.S. brewing company, will pay close to $10 million to settle charges it violated the federal Clean Water Act through the excessive discharge of pollutants by two large Pennsylvania breweries it operates. The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said Yuengling entered a...

  • DETROIT, June 22- The Michigan attorney general on Wednesday sued French water company Veolia and a Texas firm for "botching" their roles in the city of Flint's drinking water crisis that exposed residents to dangerously high lead levels. Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Flint that the civil lawsuit was filed in Genesee County Circuit...

  • DETROIT, June 22- The Michigan attorney general on Wednesday sued French water company Veolia and a Texas firm for "botching" their roles in the city of Flint's drinking water crisis that exposed residents to dangerously high lead levels. Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Flint that the civil lawsuit was filed in Genesee County Circuit...

  • Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Flint that the civil lawsuit was filed in Genesee County Circuit Court against Veolia Environnement SA and Houston- based Lockwood, Andrews& Newnam. "Many things went tragically wrong in Flint, and both criminal conduct and civil conduct caused harm to the families of Flint and to the taxpayers of...

  • DETROIT, June 22- The Michigan attorney general said on Wednesday his office has sued two engineering services companies for negligence for their involvement in the city of Flint's water crisis that exposed residents to dangerously high lead levels in drinking water. Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Flint that the civil lawsuit...

  • DETROIT, June 22- The Michigan attorney general said on Wednesday his office has sued two engineering services companies for negligence and fraud for their involvement in the city of Flint's water crisis that exposed residents to dangerously high lead levels in drinking water. Attorney General Bill Schuette said at a news conference in Flint that the civil...

  • BOGOTA, June 21- Colombian coffee growers still dealing with the consequences of the El Nino drought are now bracing for heavy La Nina rains which could hurt the country's harvest even more, the head of the coffee federation said on Tuesday. Growers, who are finishing harvesting beans shrunk by lack of water, will soon have to contend with overly humid soil and the...

  • Weighing just 400g, the company's palm-size Fieldtrate Lite claims to remove bacteria and other pathogens, without the need for electricity.

  • SAO PAULO, June 20- Brazil's Santo Antônio Energia SA, one of the five largest hydroelectric projects in the country, said on Monday it has been informed by some of its shareholders of plans to sell their stakes in the dam, according to a securities filing. The announcement comes after a report last week by local paper Valor Economico that stakeholders such as...

  • The business of water

    Patrick Decker, Xylem President & CEO, discusses Xylem's place in the water infrastructure business and how a potential Brexit would impact the company.

  • NEW DELHI, June 16- India's monsoon is expected to dump above-average rainfall on the South Asian nation after two years of drought, cutting its use of diesel for irrigation pumps and generators over the third quarter and potentially rejuvenating exports of the oil product. India's weather office has forecast above-average rains in the four-month season...

  • KARIBA, Zimbabwe, June 15- Zimbabwe, which endured power cuts almost daily last year, is on track to start generating additional power supplies at its Kariba hydro plant in December 2017, a senior government official said on Wednesday. Power cuts in Zimbabwe last year often lasted 18 hours a day after output at Kariba slumped due to low dam water levels.

  • GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, June 14- C hina's Sinohydro and China Railway Group will finance a $660 million hydroelectric plant in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo which is being built to reduce the copper-mining region's power deficit. Sicomines is the mining side of a $6 billion minerals-for-infrastructure deal signed in 2007, under...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 13- The California Public Employees' Retirement System recently bought a stake in a private Indiana toll road with a troubled history, one sign of how popular infrastructure investments have become among U.S. pension funds. Infrastructure- such as roads, bridges, rail, airports, water storage, utilities, and pipelines- has long been favored by...

  • LONDON, June 13- China Three Gorges, which operates the world's largest hydropower plant on China's Yangtze river, will buy German offshore wind park Meerwind from U.S. buyout firm Blackstone, the companies said on Monday. The deal, signed during a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to China, has German government approval despite growing controversy over...

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, June 9- China Three Gorges is in exclusive talks to buy German offshore wind park Meerwind as it seeks to expand beyond hydropower, sources close to the matter told Reuters. The Chinese group, which operates the world's largest hydropower plant on China's Yangtze river but is having to contend with an increasingly saturated domestic hydro...

  • NAIROBI, June 8- A nationwide blackout that hit Kenya on Tuesday was caused by a monkey tripping a transformer at a hydropower plant, leading to the loss of more than 180 megawatts from the grid, power producer Kenya Electricity Generating Company said. Power distributor Kenya Power and KenGen said electricity supply was knocked out at 11.30 a.m. local time after...

  • WASHINGTON, May 31- The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback to federal authorities on environmental law by ruling on Tuesday that property owners can challenge the government over the need for costly permits under a water protection statute in a Minnesota peat mine dispute. The court decided 8-0 in favor of North Dakota- based Hawkes Co Inc, which challenged a U.S....

  • WASHINGTON, May 31- A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that property owners can challenge the federal government in court over the need for costly permits under a water protection law in a case involving a company's plans for a Minnesota peat mine. The court ruled 8-0 in favor of North Dakota- based Hawkes Co Inc, which challenged a U.S. Army Corps of...

  • Betting on water

    Deane Dray, RBC Capital Markets, discusses the performance of water company, Xylem