Water & Oceans

"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

NY: "State Issues Rules on Upstate Natural Gas Drilling Near City’s Water"

"After months of deliberations, state environmental regulators on Wednesday released long-awaited rules governing natural gas production in upstate New York, including provisions to oversee drilling operations near New York City’s water supplies."

Source: NYTimes, 10/01/2009

"Virginia Beach to Control Sewage Overflows Under Costly Settlement"

"Hampton Roads Sanitation District, based in Virginia Beach, has agreed to pay a $900,000 civil fine and to take action to reduce alleged sanitary sewer overflows from its collection system and nine sewage treatment plants that have polluted the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries."

Source: ENS, 09/30/2009

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