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2011-02-02 14:35:00

Statement From The Perchlorate Information Bureau (PIB) SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The best available science, federal statute and EPA's own Office of Inspector General all point to the conclusion that a national perchlorate standard is not needed and would not provide a meaningful public health benefit. According to EPA guidelines, for a federal standard to be warranted on any compound, three criteria must be met: The compound must cause an adverse...

2011-02-02 07:35:00

KINGWOOD, Texas, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Envirogen Technologies, Inc. (Envirogen) announced today that it has begun construction on a first-of-its-kind biological drinking water treatment plant in collaboration with West Valley Water District (WVWD) and the City of Rialto, Calif. The new plant, which will be installed at WVWD headquarters in Rialto, will treat perchlorate (as well as nitrate) from groundwater at District Well No. 11 and Rialto Well No. 6, producing up to 3 million...

2011-01-10 16:14:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The best available science overwhelmingly points to the conclusion that California's current perchlorate public health goal (PHG) of 6 parts per billion in drinking water is exceptionally conservative and highly protective of public health. California's proposed decision to lower the PHG to 1 part per billion would jeopardize water supplies and increase costs for water consumers statewide without any corresponding public health benefit....

2010-07-01 14:57:00

LOS ANGELES, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- During the month of June, California American Water customers in Southern California received a Consumer Confidence Report. Most reports were direct mailed to customers' homes; however, some arrived as an insert in customers' water bills. The reports, which are required for the majority of water systems in the United States by the Environmental Protection Agency, aim to educate customers about where their water comes from and what's in it. "Our...

2009-09-14 12:51:00

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a comprehensive New York Times study revealing that ten percent of Americans face dangerous drinking water, the Water Quality Association today urges consumers to consider installing final contaminant barriers in their homes. On Sunday, the newspaper reported results of its research in the second part of a major series on "toxic waters." Among its findings: Ten percent of Americans "have been exposed to drinking water that contains...

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2009-04-04 10:45:00

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have discovered the presence of percholrate "“ a chemical used in rocket fuel and also linked to thyroid disease - in 15 different types of baby formulas.Percholrate has been discovered in the water supplies of some cities, and although it can occur naturally, it is usually found in high concentrations due to defense and aerospace sites, according to the AP.Researchers said that levels of the chemical in baby formula could...

2009-03-27 10:40:00

Briefing informs members of new ground water study WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Congress received information today from the Water Quality Association about methods to help ensure safe well water, as a new study revealed the extent of contamination in the nation's ground water. WQA attended a congressional briefing sponsored by the US Geological Survey's (USGS) National Water Quality Assessment Program and the Water Environment Federation (WEF). During the briefing, the...

2008-10-08 03:00:13

City to consider land-use ban WALNUT - The City Council will discuss tonight placing a temporary ban on certain land uses in response to an NFL stadium proposed for neighboring Industry. Officials said consideration of a moratorium is in response to community concern over effects from the stadium "spilling over" into Walnut. The ban will include nightclubs, liquor stores, hotels and street widening projects, officials said. Environmental group to sue EPA The environmental group...

2008-10-07 03:00:13

By Jason Pesick The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it does not intend to set a national drinking-water standard for perchlorate, a common contaminant in Southern California drinking water. The proposal not to regulate the chemical, which is used to produce explosives, rocket fuel and fireworks, outraged environmentalists, who vowed to sue the agency once the decision becomes final. The EPA made the announcement Friday. "Just in a general sense, we see this as...

2008-09-28 12:00:33

By Dr. Brian Moench Smoldering greed ignited by deregulation has brought our "capitalism on steroids" to the brink of a near-death experience. But this economic formula has worldwide consequences that go far beyond our pocketbooks. Melamine contamination of Chinese milk products has made more than 50,000 infants ill. Tens of thousands have been hospitalized, including a few that have died. Now all of Asia is in a panic about the safety of its food supply. Upon reading the news I was...


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