Senate urges Quick Response From EPA Regarding The Safety Of Our Nation’s Drinking Water Supply

Posted on March 13, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Senate Calls On EPA To Create Group To Establish Workable And Reasonable
Measures To Reduce Public Health Risks From Pharmaceutical Disposal Into
Water Supplies
WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the
Environment and Public Works Committee, sent a letter today to the
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Stephen Johnson,
urging the Administrator to provide "assurances to the American public that
their drinking water is in fact safe to drink and that there is no immediate
health risk." Senator Inhofe sent the letter following press reports of
trace amounts of pharmaceuticals found in drinking water supplies in several
regions across the country. A link to the letter is available by clicking
here and the text of the letter provided below.

"Serious concerns have been raised by the press regarding the safety of our
nation's drinking water," Senator Inhofe said. "I believe it's important for
the EPA to provide assurance to the American public that their drinking
water is in fact safe to drink and that there is no immediate health risk.
As a result, I have written a letter to Administrator Johnson asking him to
provide these assurances to the public as soon as possible as well as to
create a group of appropriate state and federal experts to establish
workable and reasonable measures to reduce public health risks from
pharmaceutical disposal into water supplies. I am confident that EPA will
take the necessary steps to ensure the public trust."

Read full request from senate.gov

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Senate urges Quick Response From EPA Regarding The Safety Of Our Nation’s Drinking Water Supply

Posted on March 13, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Senate Calls On EPA To Create Group To Establish Workable And Reasonable
Measures To Reduce Public Health Risks From Pharmaceutical Disposal Into
Water Supplies
WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the
Environment and Public Works Committee, sent a letter today to the
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Stephen Johnson,
urging the Administrator to provide "assurances to the American public that
their drinking water is in fact safe to drink and that there is no immediate
health risk." Senator Inhofe sent the letter following press reports of
trace amounts of pharmaceuticals found in drinking water supplies in several
regions across the country. A link to the letter is available by clicking
here and the text of the letter provided below.

"Serious concerns have been raised by the press regarding the safety of our
nation's drinking water," Senator Inhofe said. "I believe it's important for
the EPA to provide assurance to the American public that their drinking
water is in fact safe to drink and that there is no immediate health risk.
As a result, I have written a letter to Administrator Johnson asking him to
provide these assurances to the public as soon as possible as well as to
create a group of appropriate state and federal experts to establish
workable and reasonable measures to reduce public health risks from
pharmaceutical disposal into water supplies. I am confident that EPA will
take the necessary steps to ensure the public trust."

Read full request from senate.gov

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