THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 1995 USA TODAY

Deregulation to bring polluted drinking water
The new Congress continues to downsize and de-regulate many aspects of government.
..These related problems can be devastating.

..between 1992 and 1993 almost 50 million Americans drank water from systems more contaminated
than present health standards allow;

over 20 million drank from pesticide-poisoned water;

more than 36 million were exposed to fecal bacteria and cancer-causing chemicals;

and nearly 1 million citizens got sick and 1,000 died each year from contaminated tap water.

Yet, despite these horrifying statistics, a House sub-committee approved a bill that would ease water
pollution-control requirements.

John Pfaehler, chairman
Environmental Science Forum PAC
Kutztown, Pa.

 

 

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