Water & Oceans

"Are Emergency Water Supplies Safe? Fed and States Can't Tell for Sure"

"It took years for Illinois officials to discover that southwest suburban Crestwood was pumping contaminated water to its residents, in part because the state took village officials at their word that nothing was wrong. Such lax oversight is a problem in scores of communities throughout the nation, according to a new report from the U.S. Environmental Agency's inspector general that urged federal and state officials to conduct more rigorous inspections and adopt tighter reporting guidelines."

Source: Chicago Tribune, 10/26/2010

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