|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 1 Oct 2010 09:29:25 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: "EPA seeks to regulate chemical in water"|
AP source: EPA seeks to regulate chemical in water By FREDERIC J. FROMMER Associated Press September 30, 2010WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency wants to regulate a toxic chemical used in rocket fuel that has contaminated drinking water supplies, reversing a decision made under the Bush administration.
A government official briefed by the EPA told The Associated Press on Thursday night that the agency has proposed that the chemical, perchlorate, be regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The official, who did not want to be named because a final decision has not been made, said the plan is now under interagency review.
Perchlorate has been found in drinking water in at least 35 states at levels high enough to interfere with thyroid function and pose developmental problems in humans, particularly for babies and fetuses.
... For the entire article, see http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jROt8KL8UJrLt86sj595SjQwTxbwD9IIJ6281?docId=D9IIJ6281 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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