| April 7, 2004 -- Vol. 5, No. 14
heats up: Vote now for your
issues: TCE/PCE, chloramines,
stripping... something for
everyone, even those with arsenic issues
except for the Sooners
who got around to shutting
down high-arsenic wells
later. Who thought about
in those UV lamps? Well,
somebody did... and is! Washington,
DC lead issue really does
have something for everyone
about everything: EPA
has harsh legal words for
utility for not using the
right legal words; commenter
says "Bah! Humbug! It's
all junk science;"
utilities say "you can
take those lead
or leave 'em in." TechDirect
is the place to go for
groundwater remediation stuff.
UV and Mercury
accuses DC water system of not
meeting lead requirements
(Washington Post, April 2)
So, EPA thinks that the core of the
DC lead problem is that the water utility
"didn't use the federally-mandated
language" in public notices? Hello? Not
everyone thinks this is EPA's proudest
were you, EPA?" DC Council member Carol
Schwartz (R-At Large) said yesterday at an
oversight hearing attended by EPA officials.
"Two years later you are like, 'Bad, bad,
bad!' [But] are you going to cite yourselves for
violations now?" Thomas
C. Voltaggio, Region III's deputy administrator,
acknowledged at the hearing that "few
people here wear a white hat." But
only EPA gets to issue the citations and fines.
answer to DC lead problem: Corrosion control?
Remove lead pipes?... Both?
(Washington Post, April 5 - free registration required)
chloramine-lead cause-effect theory must be
true... it's in Time Magazine?
(Time Magazine, April 5) (Marc Edwards' testimony to a congressional
committee on the DC lead
science" guy trashes overreactions to DC
lead issue as hysteria
lawsuit! Homeowners sue to lower property taxes
but... they don't know if they have lead
service lines (Washington Post, April 6 - free registration required)
issues advisory on lead analysis
relative to new standard
(UK Drinking Water Inspectorate,
March 30) The consultant's
report on lead analytical
Even the "undertakers"
get some recognition in the UK's
new regulation which sets their
at 25 ppb going down to 10 ppb
in nine years.
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