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Vol. 1, No. 6 --  December 13, 2000


This week's NEWS

USEPA releases its final radionuclides rule (not including Radon) with good news for California: the new Uranium MCL is the same as the CDHS standard (that is, if 30 g/l is the same as 20 pCi/l). Fluoridation is rejected in Santa Monica and a whole week goes by without "big news" on hexavalent chromium.  The possibility that "mad cow disease" can be transmitted via water makes burying cows near a drinking water lake in Ireland even more of a questionable practice.

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Public Health Goals
  • OEHHA has updated its list of Public Health Goals as of November 29, 2000
    Commentary: Based on contacts ACWA has had with OEHHA, it is unlikely that there will be any additional PHGs published before the "new" millennium begins on January 1, 2001.  This means that water systems will have to deal with the current list when they do their three-year PHG update reports by July 1.  Also, OEHHA will have the benefit of EPA's standard setting information on uranium before they finalize their PHG.


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