May 7, 2003 -- Volume 4, No. 19 NEWS - The premier newsletter for the drinking water quality community.
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This week's NEWS

M/DBP FACA gets sentenced to two more years! NRC begins review of EPA's drinking water standards for fluoride. Waukesha tells Feds: It's your radium standard - let's use your money! Northern California agency turns to mobile WTP to address mobile perchlorate in groundwater. Whoever thought the UCMR would become the best "read" in EPA's library? State drinking water program newsletters cover the waterfront! Water utilities putting their own money where the Feds mouth is: Security! If in doubt when disinfecting a contaminated well, do it again!

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Federal Update
State Updates
Microbiological Issues
Water Security
Legal Issues
  • Louisiana grand jury appointed in vinyl chloride well contamination
    (New York Times, May 5 - free site registration required)
    Commentary: This situation has all the makings of a novel and movie: A dying town, miscarriages, miscommunications, deep pockets and stewed turkey necks... but first there has to be a lot of money spent in the legal system.  

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