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Environment

Why Bottled Water Rules

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorSeptember 14, 2009 12:05 AM

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Rage will be the topic du jour today, thanks to the loons that gathered in D.C. and Serena's meltdown. But exposure of widespread neglect of clean water laws on a state and federal level? Please. So let us at least ponder this essential question raised by one interviewee in today's NYT investigative shocker:

"How can we get digital cable and Internet in our homes, but not clean water?" said Mrs. Hall-Massey, a senior accountant at one of the state's largest banks. She and her husband, Charles, do not live in some remote corner of Appalachia. Charleston, the state capital, is less than 17 miles from her home.

"How is this still happening today?" she asked

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