It appears the bottle water recall that effected Wegman’s shoppers now effects shoppers at Tops locations across Central New York, and even 7/11 locations.
On Monday June 22nd, we told you about the Wegmans recall. Now that recall has been expanded. Syracuse.com reports that recall from Niagara Bottling happened immediately after the company was informed of the potential presence of E. coli at the spring source. The Niagara Bottling recall only affects spring water (not purified water) manufactured at their Hamburg and Allentown facilities.
With their quaint barrel-like contours and weathered cedar-plank sides, rooftop water towers are a constant on the New York City skyline. And though they may look like relics of a past age, millions of residents get their drinking water from the tanks every day. Continue reading
There is a deep disconnect between what people care about and what the government is willing to act on. From agricultural pollution to industrial waste to pollution stemming from sprawl and urban runoff, a lack of political will means poor planning and scarce funding and ultimately leads to pollution that begins upstream and ends up at the tap. Continue reading
In 1976 when the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), our nation’s main chemical safety law was passed, 62,000 chemicals were already in use. All of these chemicals were grandfathered by TSCA; that means they were simply presumed to be safe, and EPA was given no mandate to determine whether they are actually safe. Even to require testing of these chemicals under TSCA, EPA must first provide evidence that the chemical may pose a risk – a toxic Catch-22.
It is hard to believe that just a little more than a decade ago the thought of buying bottled water seemed ludicrous. Today, average price in the US is $2 per liter verses approximately .0005 cents at the tap – and there is really no difference.
Despite the marketing, bottled water is not safer or cleaner than the tap. In fact, tap water is subject to more stringent regulation than bottled water.
If you’re relatively in control of your life, the logical question is who is in control of your water?
Water security worldwide is threatened, more now than in the past 60 years. Public access to clean consumable water is under attack from private water companies; as they grow public access to consumable water supplies will diminish. Continue reading