Posts Tagged ‘ drinking water ’

EPA sets limit for E. coli in drinking water

Jan 10th, 2013 | By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated the rule for pathogens in drinking water, including setting a limit for the bacteria E. coli to better protect public health. The Revised Total Coliform Rule ensures that all of the approximately 155,000 public water systems in the United States, which provide drinking water to more than

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Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 1.5 Million Connecticut Residents

Jan 27th, 2012 | By

The drinking water for 1.5 million people in Connecticut could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a nuclear power plant, says a new study released today by Environment Connecticut Research and Policy Center and the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group Education Fund. “Nuclear power’s risks hit too close to

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New state water flow guidelines seek balance between nature, human needs

Nov 28th, 2011 | By

Tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Regulation Review Committee is scheduled to vote on final approval of the first comprehensive state regulations to govern how much water suppliers must release into rivers and streams from their reservoirs.

Why governments are on the hook to ensure clean, safe drinking water for all

Jul 28th, 2011 | By

Lack of access to clean water and sanitation is the number one killer of children in our world. A new report on diarrhea by the World Health Organization says that in the global South, a child dies every three and a half seconds of water-borne diseases.