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America's water testing problems must and can be fixed, experts say

Date of Release: 
Jun 4 2016

A tragedy of widespread testing failures in US drinking water is that experts believe the remedies are fairly straightforward – if there is political will.

As the Guardian has revealed, at least 33 cities across 17 states have used water testing methods that regulators and experts have said may inaccurately reduce lead levels found in tests.

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India: Citizens, groups seek probe into irrigation scam

Date of Release: 
Oct 13 2012

Over 25 groups and individuals have demanded that an independent credible commission urgently probe the irrigation scam in the state and have sent a letter to chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and governor K Sankarnarayanan in this regard.

In the letter, the organisations have demanded an independent scrutiny of the water resource development projects in the state undertaken during the last 17 years, including major and medium dams, lift irrigation, hydropower, drinking water and industrial water supply projects.

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Taiwan: Activists urge review of science parks’ water use

Date of Release: 
Oct 10 2012

The first ad hoc environmental impact assessment (EIA) meeting on changes made to the fourth-phase expansion project of the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) to make precision machinery its core industry, was held yesterday, but environmentalists urged the government to redo EIAs for all science parks’ water usage in Taiwan instead of proceeding the project.

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