State and Regional Water Boards and state Health Department run afoul of Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water ActSubmitted by Lloyd Carter on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 08:48.
Editor's note: The following is the sequel to a story posted at www.lloydgcarter.com on May 22. It can be read here. The following concerns California's abysmal efforts to meet goals set by the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act.
By Patrick Porgans and Lloyd G. Carter
Forty-one years ago, a united Congress overrode President Nixon's veto of the Clean Water Act (CWA), which ordered states to limit pollutants in the nation's waterways. Coupled with subsequent amendments, the CWA required all states to assess and establish Total Maximum Daily Limits (TMDLs) of pollutants for lakes, creeks, rivers, estuaries and ocean shorelines. If the states wouldn't do it, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could step in and impose safety limits.READ MORE »
The dangers of discarded drugs getting into drinking water supplies have been under study for more than a decade and although it appears humans are not directly threatened, the same cannot be said for fish and other creatures living in waters tainted by pharmaceuticals. The link below provides a very good explanation of the problem facing fish on drugs. Thanks to my friend Mike Campagna for alerting me to this video.
By Patrick Porgans & Lloyd G. Carter
Groups file suit against San Joaquin Valley water board
Written by Gabriel Dillard
Friday, 15 February 2008
(AP) — A coalition of community groups is suing the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, saying the agency is breaking state law by allowing pollution from dairy farms to penetrate groundwater supplies used for drinking water.
Last year, the board issued a permit that requires existing dairies to regulate some of their own pollution. READ MORE »