March 9, 2005 – Volume 6, No. 10
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This week's NEWS

EPA announces intent to impose potentially tougher regulations to "get the lead out." Surprise! First-ever scientist appointed to top USEPA post; how long will the honeymoon last?  Fluoridation vote in Ft. Collins, CO could reverberate next door...........and elsewhere. Reversal of the norm: Citizen activists argue AGAINST safer drinking water in Portland, OR.  Private well quality problems trigger efforts in Nevada and Massachusetts for public system solutions.  "Care-free" water......and it's not even a new bottled-water product!  Happy Anniversary to important National Toxicology Program!  Whether it's U or Ra, radioactivity gets the public's attention from Utah to Virginia.


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  • Precautionary boil water advisory issued in Kansas due to loss of pressure (Kansas City InfoZine, March 2) And is lifted (Kansas City InfoZine, March 5)
    Commentary:  The bucolic village of Eudora, KS found itself "Wakarusa" (an Indian word for "hip deep" per Eudora's website) in precaution after the City and Kansas health department issued the BWA.  It is unknown if Gambino's Pizza and the Hero Deli had any problems because of the BWA in this Midwestern town 6 miles west of KU (Yes, the Jayhawks ARE ready for March Madness!).

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  • Florida city's residents think required backflow devices are "overkill" (Venice Gondolier, March 4)
    Commentary:  IF the city's requirements are what they appear to be (i.e., a reduced pressure principle backflow prevention device on EVERY service, including all single family homes), then the appropriate terminology would seem to be "overkill."  The reported lack of convincing clarity in the city's explanations (reclaimed water, new state law, old federal law, terrorist threat, etc.) for the new requirement certainly adds to the frustration of citizens.  

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