“Legal” Tap Water Still Deadly

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Earlier this week we did a piece on the various illegal contaminants found in tap water all around the country but there is another side to this story. Because the EPA allows the legal dumping of dangerous chemicals into the water, all Americans are exposed to tap water that is fatally dangerous.

The problem is that the law regulating water is around 35 years old and only applies to about 91 chemicals while 60,000 different types of chemicals are dumped into our water supply.

The continuing water crisis in the United States is a direct result of the EPA not doing their job …continue reading

Nearly 20% of Americans Drink Dirty or Illegal Chemical-Filled Water

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A New York Times study found that nearly 20% of Americans drink dirty water from contaminated reservoirs that are filled with arsenic, dangerous bacteria, and even uranium.

In New York alone, 205 water systems have violated the clean drinking water laws but have never been punished because the federal government has often not enforced those laws under Bush. In every case of a violation, the government was notified.

According to the New York Times, less than 6% of violators were punished in any way despite the fact that as many as 19 million in the United States get sick from dirty or contaminated …continue reading