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EPA To Overhaul Rule On Testing For Lead Contamination

October 10, 2019 / by

Miranda Green and Rebecca Beitsch /

The Hill

EPN members Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, and Carl Reeverts, former Deputy Director of the Drinking Water Protection Division, EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, were quoted in this article about EPA’s proposed lead and copper rule and its potential disastrous effects on drinking water contamination.

EPA Looks To Lead on lead

October 10, 2019 / by

Josh Siegel and Abby Smith /

Washington Examiner

Carl Reeverts, EPN member, former Deputy Director of the Drinking Water Protection Division, EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, was quoted in this article about EPA’s proposed lead and copper rule, which relaxes requirements for replacing lead-lined pipes and allows contamination to continue.

Trump Administration’s New Lead Rules In Water Dismissed As ‘Window Dressing’

October 10, 2019 / by

Emily Holden /

The Guardian

EPN member Betsy Southerland, former Director, Office of Science and Technology, EPA Office of Water, was quoted in this article about EPA’s new proposed rules for lead in drinking water, which would decrease annual requirements for replacing lead-lined water pipes, leading to further water contamination. Similar articles ran in the Washington Examiner and Associated Press.

Even At Legal Levels, Contaminants Found In Tap Water Are A Cancer Risk

September 26, 2019 / by

Hillel Aron /

FairWarning

Ronnie Levin, EPN member and former EPA Senior Scientist, Region 1, was quoted in this article about tap water contamination and EPA’s acceptable carcinogen levels that are so permissive that few water utilities, if any, are violating federal standards.

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