February 11, 2004 -- Vol. 5, No. 6
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If pigs could fly... could be an accurate description of the latest incarnation of the federal energy bill. If it smells like pork and goes oink!... it must be Congress at work... But, is MTBE immunity in or out? Rag mag's yardstick for drinking water quality needs calibration. When radioactivity is found in Florida, they sue, test and switch suppliers. Aussies use common sense to make sure affordable drinking water is available in night spots. New Wisconsin treatment plant uses some advanced technology and is a bargain! Where is the increased radioactivity in deep well coming from?

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  • Victoria, AU develops voluntary guidelines for licensed facilities to make sure drinking water is as available as booze  Here are the guidelines
    Commentary: A pragmatic approach to try and reduce dramatically bad outcomes at facilities where alcohol is sold (and illicit drugs may be used). There also have been reports of nightclubs shutting off the cold water in restrooms in the U.S., but a preventative approach like the Australian one is probably unlikely here... Think of the opposition public health advocates see in this country when trying to make birth-control measures available to sexually-active teenagers. One would expect a similar response in this case - that having safe drinking water available in bars will encourage more drinking and drug use.

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