Water Woe Wednesday

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More than 18 million Americans are served drinking water by providers that have violated federal laws concerning lead in water, with only a tiny proportion of offenses resulting in any penalty, a new report has found.

The toxic water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is “not anomalous”, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report states, with widespread violations of national rules designed to protect people from lead, a known neurotoxin that is harmful even in small doses.

NRDC’s analysis of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data shows that 5,363 water systems, which provide water to more than 18 million people, breached the federal Lead and Copper Rule last year. These violations include the failure to properly test water for lead or inadequate treatment of water to prevent lead from leeching from old pipes into the drinking supply.
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The violations occurred across virtually every US state last year. Most seriously, 1,110 community water utilities provided water that exceeded the EPA’s actionable limit for lead in water. This means that more than 3.9 million Americans were exposed to dangerously high levels of lead in 2015.

@ THE GUARDIAN

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13 Responses to Water Woe Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    With all the chemicals surrounding us is it any wonder cancer and auto-immune disease is running rampant? The two biggest chemical killers; Dupont and Monsanto with lead running a close third.

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  2. Den says:

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  3. º¿carol says:

    Everything is rampant now because of we humans being doused in chemicals and pollution since birth. I’ve no doubt there is lead in pipes everywhere. Unlike Europe, who got rid of the lead ages ago, we just kept using it.

    Kids born now all have something wrong with them. Autism, ADHD or whatever the letters are, and everyone has allergies and asthma. We’re all doomed.

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  4. º¿carol says:

    Pete came over yesterday in the early afternoon and stayed all day and evening. It was nice to have him around. He did some pool vacuuming, but naturally, the filter got dirty too fast and that was that. I’ll backwash today and do a little more vacuuming. We’ve had some hot days and haven’t been able to use the damn pool. I probably should break down and put a winter cover on it. My problem getting the pool clean is all the dirt that blows in for 9 months. VERY hard to get it vacuumed out of there. I’ll need help with that, no way I can do that by myself.

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  5. Den says:

    Wonderful day so far, the fire jumped containment lines forcing the evacuation of the park I’m in.
    Lukily I have a 1 ton GMC van, tossed in everything of value to me, threw the bike on the back rack and left. Now I am imposing on Laura for a roof, she has been quite gracious to let me stay until this fire is resolved.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    A Snow White and 7 dwarfs house is for sale in Olalla, WA. 24 pix are available. Quite the sight.

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  7. David B. Benson says:

    @ the Black Cypress after 22 minutes on the sticks. Having the daily bread, which today is smoked salmon with fixings on crostini, followed by the daily pasta, which is spaghetti all’ Amatriciana.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      After stick walking back home up the College Hill Climb and Maple Street Extension a daily total of 47 minutes.

      Day 4: 141+47=188 minutes.

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  8. Den says:

    And only 100 degrees without the fire:

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