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EPA Won't Remove Rocket Fuel From Drinking Water

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posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 08:42 AM
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EPA Won't Remove Rocket Fuel From Drinking Water


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WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has decided there's no need to rid drinking water of a toxic rocket fuel ingredient that has fouled public water supplies around the country.

EPA reached the conclusion in a draft regulatory document not yet made public but reviewed Monday by The Associated Press.

The ingredient, perchlorate, has been found in at least 395 sites in 35 states at levels high enough to interfere with thyroid function and pose developmental health risks, particularly for babies and fetuses, according to some scientists.

The EPA document says that mandating a clean-up level for perchlorate would not result in a "meaningful opportunity for health risk reduction for persons served by public-water systems."

The conclusion, which caps years of dispute over the issue, was denounced by Democrats and environmentalists who accused EPA of caving to pressure from the Pentagon.

"This is a widespread contamination problem, and to see the Bush EPA just walk away is shocking," said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who chairs the Senate's environment committee.

Lenny Siegel, director of the Center for Public Environmental Oversight in Mountain View, Calif., added: "This is an unconscionable decision not based upon science or law but on concern that a more stringent standard could cost the government significantly."
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posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 08:42 AM
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This chemical is also oddly enough present in the False Morel or beefsteak morel as well and it is often eaten in eastern Europe and Russia to apparent no effect.

HOWEVER... the toxins build up in the fat and may never harm you if you don't eat a lot of them... but there is a yet undertermined toxicity level beyond which the false morel becomes lethal...

I would assume the same is true with this chemical in water... in small amounts, no effect but beyond the toxicity level then it can become seriously damaging to fatal.

That the EPA has no interest in doing nothing about this is par for the course for this administration and should surprise no one by now.

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posted on Sep, 23 2008 @ 09:11 AM
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I did work with one of the companies that was trying to remove it but bottom line it would be impossible and the company that did this damage in S.Ca and Las Vegas is gone and they were part of the good ole boy network anyway. Really wouldn't be surprised if some study were to come out saying it is good for you, kinda like fluoride.



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