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From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 02:07:48 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: Response to EPA proposal
As EPA Moves to Regulate Perchlorate, Groups Await Pentagon Response

Greenwire/New York Times
October 4, 2010

Even as they cheer U.S. EPA's first steps toward a drinking water standard for perchlorate, environmental and public health groups are warily predicting Pentagon and industry resistance to proposed limits on the rocket fuel chemical during a behind-the-scenes federal review process.

EPA sent an initial determination on perchlorate to reviewers at the White House budget office last Wednesday, more than a year after first seeking input on revisiting the George W. Bush administration's refusal to regulate its presence in drinking water. The agency's move was widely acknowledged as a reversal of that 2008 decision, setting the stage for new curbs on a contaminant that can impede thyroid functioning at high doses -- particularly among children and pregnant women.


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