September 25, 2002 -- Volume 3, No. 39 NEWS -- the premier newsletter for the drinking water quality industry.

This week's NEWS

EPA guidance on arsenic rule is finalized: Crystal clarity on compliance is..........cloudy. Updates on HPC and H2S method for assessing safety of drinking water. Parasites in paradise? Experts in Florida disagree about recycled water safety. State DW primacy agencies report to their Governors on capacity programs. If you're buying a missile silo, The Commercial Enterprise may harbor a secret. Maybe there was truth to the old joke that CA has the most lawyers because NJ got first choice? Fifty year-old debate goes on and on and on as the fluoride goes in and in and in. Politician Presses Peremptory Pursuit of Perchlorate Plumes!

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Federal Update

State Updates

Microbiological Issues

Two WHO reports focus on tools for evaluating drinking water microbial quality:

Groundwater Contamination


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