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Thursday, June 29, 2000

Half of major industrial water polluters in California are operating with expired pollution permits, according to state and federal data analyzed by Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Friends of the Earth (FOE).

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Wednesday, March 1, 2000

Half of major industrial water polluters in California are operating with expired pollution permits, according to an analysis of clean water enforcement data by Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Friends of the Earth (FOE).

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Wednesday, March 1, 2000

View and Download the report here: Failing Grades

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Monday, January 31, 2000

An analysis of federal enforcement records shows that large industrial polluters in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania are routinely breaking the law -- and getting away wi

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Wednesday, September 1, 1999

View and Download the report here: Polluter Privilege

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Thursday, July 1, 1999

View and Download the report here: Into the Mouths of Babes

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Wednesday, June 30, 1999

Atrazine, the most heavily used herbicide in the United States, is a cancer-causing weed killer applied to 50 million acres of corn each year. After it is applied each spring, it runs off cornfields and through drinking water plants into the tap water of millions of Midwestern homes.

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Friday, October 2, 1998

View and Download the report here: Full Disclosure

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Thursday, October 1, 1998

View and Download the report here: Full Disclosure

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Thursday, October 1, 1998

Pollutants in rivers and other source waters throughout Ohio are contaminating drinking water statewide, a citizen monitoring project has found.

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Thursday, May 21, 1998
Five years after the Clinton Administration promised a bold initiative to reduce pesticide use and make children's health the top priority in federal pesticide regulation, the government has done little or nothing to reduce toxic pesticide use, pesticide residues in food, or pesticide contamination of drinking water, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Read More
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Monday, September 2, 1996

View and Download the report here: Dishonorable Discharge

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Wednesday, May 1, 1996

More than 45 million Americans in thousands of communities were served drinking water during 1994-1995 that was polluted with fecal matter, parasites, disease causing microbes, radiation, pesticides, toxic chemicals, and lead at levels that violat

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Thursday, February 1, 1996

An Environmental Working Group review of nearly 200,000 water sampling records found that over two million people -- including approximately 15,000 infants under the age of four months -- drank water from 2,016 water systems that were reported to EPA for violating the nitrate standard at least once between 1986 and 1995.

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Sunday, October 1, 1995

EWG's response to a pesticide industry-funded 'critique' of their report Tap Water Blues, which documented public health risks from drinking water contaminated with herbicides.

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Thursday, June 1, 1995

In 1993-94 over 53 million Americans drank water that did not meet Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) health or biological treatment standards or guidelines.

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Saturday, April 1, 1995

Wetlands, and federal efforts to protect them, have become the source of considerable controversy in recent years.

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Wednesday, October 31, 1990
 

Drinking plenty of good, clean water is important for a healthy body.

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