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Water, water everywhere, but...

For those of you who think clean water is nonfinite. That it's ok to dump waste down the drain, or leave the water run. For those who don't believe that conflicts have been brewing for centuries over fresh water supplies...

Not a Drop to Drink
By the Inkslinger - October 2, 2009

I'm catching up on my in-box, and here's one of the first things I found: an investigation by the New York Times, that says the nation's fresh water supplies are drowning in woes. The newspaper reviewed zillions of water pollution records from all over the place and uncovered an ocean of trouble that even I (who's just about seen it all) can't quite believe.

Highlights (or lowlights as the case may be) include over 500,000 violations of water pollution laws at chemical factories, manufacturing facilities, and other workplaces in the last five years; 10% of Americans drinking water that fails to meet basic safety requirements; and 19.5 million people sickened by microbially-tainted …