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International Paper Donates 7,000 Acres in Arkansas

International PaperInternational Paper announced the donation of its Lake Erling property in southwest Arkansas to the American Gamebird Research Education and Development (AGRED) Foundation. The AGRED Foundation will preserve and improve the property to protect wildlife and will maintain the lake for public recreational use in perpetuity. The approximately 7,000-acre donated property includes the lakebed, a controlling dam and a small park that provides public access to the lake. The lake is a man-made impoundment that was constructed in the 1950s as a water source for International Paper's nearby Springhill Mill, which closed more than 30 years ago.  

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Deadly bat disease confirmed in Arkansas

White-nose syndrome confirmed in Arkansas Arkansas becomes 23rd state to confirm deadly disease in bats

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has confirmed the presence of white-nose syndrome, a disease fatal to several bat species, in Arkansas. The disease was documented in two northern long-eared bats found at a cave on natural area managed by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission in Marion County.

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Purestream Services Begins Commercial Operations to Treat Fayetteville Shale Produced and Frac Flow-back Water in White County, Arkansas

Purestream Services AVARA water treatment technology processes and treats produced and frac flow-back water in a centralized facility in White County, Arkansas.(PRNewsFoto/Purestream Services)Purestream Services has deployed its AVARA brand vapor recompression commercial water treatment system for an Arkansas Fayetteville Shale gas producer in White County, Arkansas. 

Purestream Services has been contracted to treat the wastewater at a centralized water treatment facility near Searcy, Arkansas.  The facility was built to accommodate produced water from shale gas wells operating in the vicinity.  Treating wastewater nearer to the source of the production reduces the costs of processing the produced and frac flow-back water and minimizes the environmental impacts of hauling the wastewater long distances.

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