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New California Desalination Plant Raises Questions

A new desalination plant being built in Carlsbad, California, has brought the long-simmering controversy over the technology and its troubled history in the U.S. to the forefront.

South Padre Island,  January 28, 2012

A new desalination plant being built in Carlsbad, California, has brought the long-simmering controversy over the technology and its troubled history in the U.S. to the forefront. Some environmentalists argue against it, and other critics cite the high cost and energy use of existing plants. But improvements in the technology and the lingering drought have boosted arguments to build more plants. (The New Yorker)

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