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Environmentalists Warn of Dangers from Desalination

Environmentalists have concerns over plans to speed up approval of desalination plants on the Texas coast, warning that faulty placement of intake and discharge points could endanger bays.

Wink Sink No. 2 formed in 2002 around a well that once supplied water for drillers on the the Hendrick Oilfield. The larger of Winkler County's two sinkholes, it measures 900 feet across at its widest point.

Environmentalists have concerns over plans to speed up approval of desalination plants on the Texas coast, warning that faulty placement of water intake and waste discharge points could endanger bays already threatened by drought. The Texas Living Water Project, a collaboration among the National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club and Galveston Bay Foundation, has provided input on the issue to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (National Wildlife Federation)

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