People living near some coal power plant landfills are at a risk for cancer that is two-thousand times higher than federal standards.  Arsenic seeps into the ground water and is seen at levels eighteen times higher than EPA limits. Other folks turn on the tap and the water coming out of the tap smells like cow manure. Twenty million people in the U.S. become ill from water borne bacteria and viruses. Oh, and the New York Times database on water issues is bigger than the EPA’s. Think water is clean and safe in the U.S.? Think again.
Toxic Waters: Regulatory Absence Allows Chemical, Coal and Farm Industries to Pollute US Water Supplies.