March 28, 2007 – Volume 8, No. 13
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This week's NEWS

You too can use YouTube to help make your choice in drinking water. UV may be the solution for California open reservoir compliance. Your point-of-view on POU depends on which side of the Potomac your Washington is on. Direction and funding of USEPA research are assessed by SAB. Should lead testing in schools be state-mandated? Pioneering Stanford professor Perry McCarty wins major award. Some good news on crypto illness in UK but not from Ireland.  Who's supposed to clean up the mess: Utilities or regulators?


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Federal Updates

  • The Science Advisory Board reviews directions and budget for USEPA's research program (PDF file, 204 K)
    Commentary: SAB expresses serious concern with the funding and direction of EPA's research program: "...the resulting research funding decisions appear to be incremental rather than strategic, causing research programs to focus more on yesterday’s issues and less on new and emerging environmental problems."  Specifically, for drinking water (p. 13), emphasis is placed on the intersection of drinking water research with watershed, human health, and homeland security research programs.

State Updates

Compliance Issues: Use of POU/POE Devices

Microbiological

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Laboratory Issues

  • Lab analyst in Erie County, NY, says lab supervisor changed E. coli result (WIVB News, March 14) 
    Commentary: It is emphasized that, at this stage in the story, this is an "allegation" by a whistleblower and an investigation is underway. It is of concern when a drinking water lab microbiologist is so fearful about retaliation that she will only be interviewed in silhouette. 

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