Hot! EPA Allows More Radiation in Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discretely issued proposal to allow unsafe levels of radiation exposures in drinking water.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released documentation last Monday June 6, which proposes to allow radioactive contamination in drinking water at concentrations greatly higher than permitted under the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Eco Watch reports that the new guidance would approve radiation exposures equivalent to 250 chest X-rays a year.

What was proposed by the EPA Protective Action Guides (PAGS) would authorize all citizens of the US to drink water that is dangerously higher in radioactive levels than what is now legal.

Dr. Catherine Thomasson, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility, stated

“Clean water is essential for health” she said “Just like lead; radiation when ingested in small amounts is very hazardous to our health. It is inconceivable that EPA could now quietly propose allowing enormous increases in radioactive contamination with no action to protect the public, even if concentrations are a thousand times higher than under the Safe Drinking Water Act.”


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