Water Quality

Should safety standards for drinking water be tougher in the U.S.?


Contamination of Milwaukee's water supply last spring -- the worst outbreak of waterborne disease in U.S. history -- shook public confidence in the nation's drinking water. The unprecedented crisis caused six deaths and nearly 400,000 cases of gastrointestinal illness, sparking demands for measures to prevent similar epidemics. Environmentalists were quick to point out that bacteria are by ...

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