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NFC: Fw: Action Alert: Stop Raw Sewage Discharges Now!
From: American Rivers <sfriedman at action_amrivers.org>
To: robertrice at juno_com
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 12:42:31 +0800
Subject: Action Alert: Stop Raw Sewage Discharges Now!
Tell your Senators and Congressional Representatives that raw sewage
discharges must be stopped now!!
On January 5th the Clinton administration announced proposed
regulations to control and prevent sewer overflows and require the
public be informed of potential health threats when overflows occur.
The proposed rules, however, were not printed in the Federal Register
prior to the end of President Clinton's term, and Bush administration
officials have issued an order putting an indefinite hold on any
regulations that were not printed by the time they took office,
preventing the proposed sewer overflow regulations from taking effect.
At least 40,000 sewer overflows every year dump raw and inadequately
treated sewage into basements, streets and waterways, contaminating
beaches, lakes and streams and jeopardizing public health. Pathogens
in sewage-contaminated waters can cause gastrointestinal and
respiratory illnesses, dysentery, and hepatitis. The consequences of
contact with sewage-infested waters are even greater for children,
the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.
(For more information on sewer overflows see:
What to do: Visit www.americanrivers.org/takeaction to send a message
to your Senators and Representatives urging them to demand that the
EPA release the rules now.
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