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Work on contaminated drinking water

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As you may be aware, American drinking water is hazardous to our health.  The Clean Water Act of 1977 forced polluters to disclose the toxins they dump into waterways, but powerful special interests ensure that fewer than 3 percent of known violations result in punishment.  Thus, an estimated 19.5 million Americans fall ill each year from drinking water contaminated with parasites, bacteria or viruses.  One in 10 Americans has been exposed to unsafe drinking water, including carcinogens in the tap water of major American cities and toxic chemicals in drinking water wells.  During his campaign, President Obama promised to "reinvigorate the drinking water standards that have been weakened under the Bush administration and update them to address new threats."  We must support him in making good on this pledge so that no more Americans are poisoned by our drinking water, now.



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