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Web Date: March 4, 2011

Checking For Contaminants

Regulation: Environment agency proposes monitoring 28 chemicals in drinking water
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: drinking water, EPA

Utilities will have to test drinking water for the presence of 28 chemicals, including several hormones and perfluorinated compounds, under a March 3 proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency.

None of the substances in the proposal is regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act. But that law requires EPA every five years to identify up to 30 unregulated contaminants for possible monitoring.

Twenty-eight substances are proposed for monitoring. They include compounds important to . . .

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