|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 8 Jan 2009 13:47:13 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: EPA withdraws Non-regulation determination|
EPA still may limit rocket fuel in drinking water By DINA CAPPIELLO ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA) January 8, 2009WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency is taking a second look at its decision not to limit the amount of a toxic rocket fuel ingredient allowed in drinking water.
Late last year, the agency proposed not setting a drinking water standard for perchlorate, which has been found in at least 395 sites in 35 states at levels high enough to interfere with thyroid function and pose developmental problems in humans.
At the time, the EPA said setting a standard would do little to reduce risks to public health.
The agency said Thursday it would postpone making a final decision until the National Academy of Sciences studies the matter. In the meantime, it recommended that levels of perchlorate in drinking water not exceed 15 parts per billion parts of water.
... For the entire article, see http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1155ap_epa_rocket_fuel.html -- 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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