Tuesday, December 8, 2009

NYT: Millions in U.S. drink dirty water

Break out your Britas, folks.

"More than 20 percent of the nation’s water treatment systems have violated key provisions of the Safe Drinking Water Act over the last five years, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data. The law requires communities to deliver safe tap water to local residents. But since 2004, the water provided to more than 49 million people has contained illegal concentrations of chemicals like arsenic or radioactive substances like uranium, as well as dangerous bacteria often found in sewage."


1 comment:

Ayush Soni said...

What would be the effect of drinking 3 months worth of those chemicals...