by Aaron Kesel

{} ~ The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit research organization environmental watchdog, released a searchable database Thursday that shows almost 50,000 public water systems in the U.S. are contaminated with dozens of harmful chemicals… Some of the chemicals found in your drinking water include – arsenic, hexavalent chromium, radiation, chloroform, perfluorooctanoic acid, Bromodichloromethane, Dichloroacetic acid, Barium, and Uranium; and that’s just scratching the surface of the 250-plus contaminants the group discovered. EWG researchers spent the last two years collecting data from independent state agencies and the EPA for drinking water tests conducted from 2010 to 2015 by 48,712 water utilities in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Researchers tested the utilities for approximately 500 different contaminants, finding a whopping 267 contaminations of Americans’ water supplies…


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  1. MUG

    Rudy, people should really be very concerned about chemicals in our water. Much water in cities is recycled water (reclaimed from wastewater and sewage). The water is filtered to remove particulates and chemically treated to sterilize organic contaminates. The chemical contaminates remaining are identified and the water is diluted with less contaminated snow melt and water from aquifers. The government sets standards for levels of chemical contaminates and the motto is “dilution is the solution.” Mixing waters with different contaminates dilutes the level of all the contaminates to meet government standards.

    We have the technology to use nuclear energy to distill water in quantities needed for cities, even if just for dilution, but anti-nuclear environmentalists hold sway