Salt removal could help U.S. water supply

WASHINGTON, DC — It may be possible to remove salt from more water to boost the U.S. fresh water supply, but additional studies need to be done to assess the environmental effects of doing so, a panel said on Wednesday.
U.S. capacity to desalinate water grew by around 40 percent between 2000 and 2005, and plants now exist in every state, the National Research Council panel reported.

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source: Reuters

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