Toxic Waters – Clean Water Laws Are Neglected

Posted by Trish Riley, September 15, 2009

News Flash, Folks: We can’t survive without clean water! Let’s get this fixed and fast!

In the last five years alone, chemical factories, manufacturing plants and other workplaces have violated water pollution laws more than half a million times. The violations range from failing to report emissions to dumping toxins at concentrations regulators say might contribute to cancer, birth defects and other illnesses.

However, the vast majority of those polluters have escaped punishment.

via Toxic Waters – Clean Water Laws Are Neglected, at a Cost in Suffering – Series – NYTimes.com.