Water & Oceans

"Report: Coal Plant Would Add 'Harmful' Amount of Mercury To Chesapeake Bay"

"A proposed coal-fired power plant in Surry County (Va.) would add 'significant and harmful' amounts of mercury and other pollutants to the Chesapeake Bay and several river systems in coastal Virginia already suffering from excessive mercury levels, a study released Wednesday concludes."

Source: Hampton Roads Virginian-Pilot, 10/15/2009

"Aircraft Drinking Water Rule Requires Testing Every 5 Years"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today published a final rule to ensure that safe and reliable drinking water is provided to aircraft passengers and crew. The rule requires airlines to have their water systems inspected at least once every five years, report the test results to the EPA and fix any 'significant deficiencies.'"

Source: ENS, 10/08/2009

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