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Arsenic in Drinking Water

Volume 1 Number 1 May/June 2002

The EPA’s reduction of the Maximum Contaminant Level for arsenic in drinking water to 10 parts per billion (ppb) has caused a storm among those charged with providing safe drinking water. System managers are faced with treating water they previously thought to be of good quality, or perhaps shutting off wells altogether. Consultants and engineers are largely unprepared to offer cost-effective remedial solutions to either small or large providers. Agencies are just beginning to talk about strategies to implement and monitor the strict new rule. States have not determined where the money for these changes will come from, or even if it is available. We present six articles to review the current state of affairs.

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