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AP Enterprise: Feds mull regulating drugs in water

Liz De La Torre

December 22, 2009

From The Associated Press Federal regulators under President Barack Obama have sharply shifted course on long-standing policy toward pharmaceutical residues in the nation's drinking water, taking a critical first step toward regulating some of the contaminants while acknowledging they could threaten human...

AP IMPACT: School drinking water contains toxins

Liz De La Torre

September 25, 2009

From The Associated Press CUTLER, Calif. – Over the last decade, the drinking water at thousands of schools across the country has been found to contain unsafe levels of lead, pesticides and dozens of other toxins. An Associated Press investigation found that contaminants have surfaced at public...

Pacific Ocean garbage patch worries researchers

Liz De La Torre

August 29, 2009

From The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – A tawny stuffed puppy bobs in cold sea water, his four stiff legs tangled in the green net of some nameless fisherman. It's one of the bigger pieces of trash in a sprawling mass of garbage-littered water, known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where most o...

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