December 12, 2007 – Volume 8, No. 50
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Ground Water Rule: How it will come down! Portland, OR, embarks on a new path, which they hope will lead to... a variance! Experts report on microbial risk and what is acceptable. Injecting phosphate to address uranium in ground water: It produces autunite but has no appetite for apitite! Having a blast in Massachusetts may lead to high nitrate levels.


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Federal Updates

  • USEPA publishes guidance for states to implement the Ground Water Rule; the complete draft Guidance document (PDF file, 1 MB) and appendices (PDF file, 1.3 MB)
    Commentary: As much as any other USEPA drinking water rule, the GWR provides latitude for state primacy agencies in the implementation of the rule. While this guidance document is directed primarily at letting the states know what the limits of that latitude are, water utilities will want to stay tuned to find out what to expect.
  • USEPA's semiannual regulatory agenda (Federal Register, December 10)
    Commentary: After wading through a wealth of "bureaucratese," it appears that the bottom line for drinking water is that the date for "final action" on a radon rule is May, 2009, and the operative dates for the TCR/DS rule include a rulemaking notice in April, 2010, and a final rule in October, 2012. 
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  • Hexavalent chromium blamed for health problems from Greek river (London Guardian, December 5)
    Commentary: Apparently the river discussed is used as a source of drinking water. The article describes the river as follows: "A putrid stench rises from the river, whose waters run from red to black and ripple with bubbling sludge."

 

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