December 22, 2004 -- Volume 5, No. 51
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This week's NEWS

SDWA.......only 30 years old but still finding some new wrinkles!  The dirt under the rug.........perchlorate politics!  When good science is......in the eyes of the beholder.  What's your choice?  Safe drinking water...........or national defense?  With fluoride in some locales, it ain't over til it's over!  Arsenic in Nevada: some finally comply with the old MCL and others look beyond 2006 for compliance with the new MCL.  Lawyers in DC write compelling non-fiction for LCR devotees.  Those wild and crazy Swedes are doing it again!

To our readers:   This is our last issue this year. Thanks for your eyes and input in 2004.  Have a wonderful holiday and a safe but joyful New Year.  We look for 2005 to bring us all of your MCLs! (Most Courteous Letters)

 

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Federal Update
  • US Safe Drinking Water Act is 30 years old
    Commentary: EPA has prepared 10 straightforward papers for the lay public on different facets of the SDWA. Even the most experienced water wonk may find these primers helpful to remind them of some of the fundamental precepts of the law.

 

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Water Treatment
  • Oregon community changes treatment, faces multiple problems (Newport News Times, December 17)
    Commentary: Illustrating the "unintended consequences" principle and the critical need to look at all reverberations before changing water treatment processes, Newport reacted to increased DBPs and ended up with brown water. The chemical proposed for algae-control is an EPA- and NSF Std 60-approved material.

 

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