March 20, 2002 -- Volume 3, No. 12 NEWS -- the premier newsletter for the drinking water quality industry.

This week's NEWS

California Gov says "nyet" to his own MTBE ban.  Where's that copper coming from?  Got arsenic? Maybe it's from "Brylcreem, a little dab'll do ya!"  Emerging contaminants? C-8, sulfonic acid, etc., etc., emerge from industrial waste activities.  "Straight pipes" may sound great cruising Route 66 but they strike a discordant note when you get to Kentucky.  Fish-feminization from "so exquisitely potent" compounds....Great Britain has its own river sampling study released.  POU treatment claims nibble at the edges of California consumer protection laws.  Who do you want advising the USEPA on water science matters?

New Jobs Across the US on Job Reservoir!

•  Wastewater Design Engineer (Detroit, MI)
•  Chief Administrative Officer (San Jose, CA)
•  Project Managers (Dallas, TX)
•  Project Engineer, Water Supply (Millburn, NJ)
•  Engineer - Water/Wastewater Civil (Glenwood Springs, CO)
•  Project Engineer (Kingston, MA)

More job opportunities and résumés on the Job Reservoir Site!
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MTBE and Ethanol



Federal Activities


Endocrine Disruptors

  • United Kingdom river pollution suspected of impacting fish fertility (BBC, March 17)
    Commentary: Close on the heels of a major US river study on "pharmaceuticals," a UK study of ten rivers adds weight to the growing concerns about the conglomeration of commonly-used substances that are reaching waterways. One researcher calls the compounds "so exquisitely potent" that the feminization of male fish observed may be a harbinger of things to come.

POU Devices

State Regulatory Activity

Groundwater Contamination

Water Security


Source Water Quality




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