September 17, 2003 -- Volume 4, No. 38
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This week's NEWS

EPA sees the light.........60 extra days for M/DBP comments! You can eat those California tomatoes again with great confidence? State regulators have a lot on their plates. To boil or not to boil, that is the question! How to convert MTBE into a desalination plant? The value of "inbreeding" is questioned in Canadian operator certification rules. Is there any perchlorate in Nebraska? And, the best way to remove radium in Wisconsin? Don't! Now, coming in the sky somewhere to the north: It's a bird, it's a plane... No! It's RoboCow!


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Microbiological
Arsenic
  • California water district will try pH adjustment to lower arsenic levels
    (Santa Cruz Sentinel, September 12)
    Commentary: This week's leading entry in the "Much Ado About Nothing" category is this misleading news report that misreports the actual arsenic levels (all but 2 of the District's 17 wells have ND levels; the other 2 are in the 2-4 ppb range and are treated by oxidation-filtration for iron removal). A pilot test will be conducted to determine the effect of pH adjustment on further reducing arsenic in the iron-removal process.

  • Free state arsenic-testing program ends in Michigan (Cheboygan Daily Tribune, September 15)
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NDMA
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Water Security
Selenium
Endocrinologically Active Substances*
  • Research suggests charcoal and chlorine can reduce levels of pharmaceuticals in water (Springfield News Leader, September 15)
    *Commentary: One forward-thinking WQ expert in California suggests that the term "endocrine disruptor" may be misleading and may condition the public to think that any compound that falls into this general category is necessarily harmful in any amount found in drinking water.  But, in that case, what should they be called?
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