Clean Water Violations on the Rise

In recent years, violations of the Clean Water Act have risen steadily across the nation, according to The New York Times, which conducted a review of water pollution records.

For a new, in-depth series on U.S. water toxicity, the paper interviewed more than 250 state and federal regulators, water-system managers, environmental advocates and scientists.

It also put together an interactive database mapping hundreds of thousands of clean water violations across the country.

Research shows that an estimated one in 10 Americans have been exposed to unhealthy drinking water resulting from a range of prohibited industrial and agricultural practices. Yet, enforcement of pollution laws is low, as regulators claim insufficient resources. 

Link to the report below.

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