A little background on the report:
Members of the AP National Investigative Team reviewed hundreds of scientific reports, analyzed federal drinking water databases, visited environmental study sites and treatment plants and interviewed more than 230 officials, academics and scientists. They also surveyed the nation's 50 largest cities and a dozen other major water providers, as well as smaller community water providers in all 50 states…now they inform us about this hazard that should have been brought to our attention long ago.
AP Probe Finds Drugs in Drinking WaterA little deeper in the background:
By JEFF DONN, MARTHA MENDOZA and JUSTIN PRITCHARD
The story as it was broken by the AP on March 10, 2008, we understand this is Part 1 of a 3 part series.
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AP reporter Haven Daley’s video summary
For more on the AP study, this video summarizes the study and the issues it raises.
here’s a link >
Some of us would wonder why it's taken so long for this news to get into the mainstream media:
The Fall 2006 OnEarth Magazine* published ”Drugging Our Waters“ by Elizabeth Royte, a must read for anyone looking for clarity on this issue.So who regulates drinking water? read more >
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Drugging the Waters: A Conversation with Elizabeth Royte
by Daniel Hinerfeld
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*OnEarth Magazine, is an independent Publication of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)