March 24, 2004 -- Vol. 5, No. 12 NEWS - The premier newsletter for the drinking water quality community.
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Congress questions the adequacy of drinking water standard for lead: Action Level? How about an MCL? EPA makes friends with a few Representatives but DOD is still in the bulls-eye on perchlorate. What lab is certified to do what when it comes to private wells? Tap water quality in UK is degraded when it is bottled? Both chlorine and chloramines get a rap for side effects. EPA's UCMR Survivor deserves a "Golden Faucy"... but, what's this UCMR 2?

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  • Bromate levels cited as the reason Coca-Cola pulls all of its Dasani bottled water in UK
    (Business Report, March 22) Only weeks after it was introduced
    (New York Times, March 20 - free registration required)
    Commentary: Frequently, water bottlers aren't that anxious to report they are taking tap water and bottling it for re-sale at a bit of a markup in price. But, in the UK, it was first suggested that bromates, above allowable UK drinking water levels, found in the bottled water were from the tap water. Coca-Cola later reported the bromates apparently resulted from a calcium chloride additive which contained bromide. The first story suggests that the UK requires calcium to be added to all bottled waters (?) and the second story says the calcium chloride is added to "purify" the Dasani water (?).

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