October 20, 2004 -- Vol. 5, No. 42
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California judge rules in favor of fluoridation. BOTH Portlands... Oregon and Maine... have viewpoints on lead. Fallout continues from news story alleging water utility mishandling of lead sampling data. The water's lousy but the real problem is.......there's not enough of it. Creative in situ treatment of hexavalent chromium will be tried. It's a good thing that blue-green algae in the Great Lakes floats on surface. Bottled water gets tainted by... moldy story. Walkerton outbreak may see closure on legal front but long term benefit in operator training. Exposé: John Kerry drinks tap water.... sometimes.

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Lead - Correction!
  • In last week's NEWS, we incorrectly attributed Portland, Oregon's updated lead web page to Portland, Maine. We heard from an alert reader in Portland, OR who said the confusion is not unusual and that, except for a coin toss, we might have mixed them up with Boston! (Info from Portland, OR's city history website: In 1843, partners Overton and Lovejoy claimed the land on the west bank of the Willamette River. In 1845, Overton sold his share to Pettygrove who, with Lovejoy, decided to build a city and surveyed the land. Previously called "The Clearing", Portland got its name from a coin toss with Pettygrove's hometown of Portland, Maine winning out over Lovejoy's hometown of Boston.)
  • And the Portland Water District, which serves Portland, Maine and surrounding communities, responded to the Washington Post's criticisms of their lead program.

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  • Mold is found in bottled water (WPVI, October 14)
  • An excerpt from a lengthy interview with Senator John Kerry in the NY Times, October 10  ......... Kerry and I met, ...., in a hotel room overlooking the Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica pier. A row of Evian water bottles had been thoughtfully placed on a nearby table.
    Kerry frowned.
    "Can we get any of my water?" he asked..........
    I asked Kerry, out of sheer curiosity, what he didn't like about Evian.

    "I hate that stuff," Kerry explained to me. "They pack it full of minerals."
    "What kind of water do you drink?" I asked, trying to make conversation.
    "Plain old American water," he said.
    "You mean tap water?"
    "No," Kerry replied deliberately.
    He seemed now to sense some kind of trap.
    I was left to imagine what was going through his head. If I admit that I drink bottled water, then he might say I'm out of touch with ordinary voters. But doesn't demanding my own brand of water seem even more aristocratic? Then again, Evian is French -- important to stay away from anything even remotely French.
    "There are all kinds of waters," he said finally. Pause. "Saratoga Spring."
    This seemed to have exhausted his list.
    "Sometimes I drink tap water,"
    he added. (emphasis added)

    (Editor's note: In the interest of political fairness, if information is available on what water the President drinks, we will print that also.)


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