Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Public Data Show Chemicals in Tap Water

Public Data Show Chemicals in Tap Water

WASHINGTON - Drinking water may have a lot more in it than just H20 and fluoride, according to an environmental group's analysis of records in 42 states.A survey by the Environmental Working Group released on Tuesday found 141 unregulated chemicals and an additional 119 for which theEnvironmental Protection Agency' Environmental Protection Agency has set health-based limits. Most common among the chemicals found were disinfection byproducts, nitrates, chloroform, barium, arsenic and copper.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Underground advance of sewer lines

Four years ago, the long arm of Warner Robins began snaking southward through the earth in the form of new sewer lines, until its grip settled onto tiny, unincorporated Bonaire.
Creeping in from the northwest, the lines gradually picked up schools and houses in the now semi-rural community clustered around the intersection of Ga. 96 and Ga. 247.

That likely was inevitable: Bonaire's stingy clay-packed soil won't absorb the byproducts produced by septic tanks, making the promise of a Warner Robins sewer connection a luxury normally unavailable to area residents.

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