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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Unsafe Drinking Water Found Across U.S.

Flint, Mich., isn't the only American city where the water hasn't been safe to drink, new research suggests.

Almost 8 percent of community water systems are plagued by health-based violations of water quality standards in any given year, the study found. That meant up to a quarter of all Americans were affected.

"Generally, the U.S. has high-quality water," said study author Maura Allaire. "But health-related violations do extend well beyond Flint. When I dug into the data, I saw about 21 million people were receiving water from systems that didn't meet standards in 2015.

"In terms of hot spots in the country, rural communities and rural low-income communities in Oklahoma and Texas are really struggling," said Allaire, an assistant professor of urban planning and public policy at the University of California, Irvine.

"They lack the technical capacity of larger systems, and have small customer bases, which means they can't afford the latest and greatest technologies. And they often have only a part-time technician monitoring their water systems," she explained.

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Anonymous said...

Got Oil Fracking?

Anonymous said...

We can adapt.I know people who smoke constantly & drink too much & are over 90.These 2 live on their own & have no desire to quit doing what they are doing.My point is if they can adapt to THAT,disgusting drinking water won't lay a glove on US.

Anonymous said...

Bet they are run by liberals.

Anonymous said...

Fracking ? BS
The clean air act killed us , now we don't burn we bury.
We poison the the water below us .
We water our our crops with poison water and eat the veggies , the animals drink the water and we eat them , we wash our bodies with poison water and eat the fish we caught swimming in poison water.
Please pass another stupid law like the clean air act , oh that's right you pass them everyday .

Anonymous said...

The ultimate terrorist weapon,poison the water.