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EPA underreports radiation in nation’s drinking water

A KHOU-Houston report reveals that the federal EPA allows water companies to avoid reporting certain types of radiation contamination in the public’s tap water, giving a false picture to the American public about their water safety. For example, if the radiation comes from uranium, utilities can subtract that radioactivity out of their final reports to the public. In addition, the EPA also allows companies to avoid even testing for radiation in the public water supply if it comes from Lead 210, Radon 222, and other elements.

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