April 14, 2008

Monday Headlines: Drugs-in-Water Deadline Missed

Posted in Headlines, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin at 12:42 pm by bengann

A White House task force that was supposed to devise a federal plan to research the issue of pharmaceuticals in drinking water has missed its deadline and failed to produce mandated reports and recommendations for coordination among numerous federal agencies.

In Pennsylvania, at some point in the near future, Moosic borough will transfer a portion of its sewer line on over to the city of Scranton.

A broken sewer line has caused a sinkhole in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (picture courtesy of the Hattiesburg American).

In Lillington, North Carolina, heavy rain last weekcaused 12,000 gallons of untreated wastewater to overflow into the Cape Fear and Black rivers.

Production at Appleton, Wisconsin’s troubled water treatment plant increased by 1 million gallons a day in March after a $600,000 project adding more filters. 


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