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The EPA announced today that they're setting the first limits on the rocket fuel chemical Perchlorate's presence in drinking water supplies. The chemical has been linked to thyroid conditions when ingested at high levels.
Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson will say that setting the standard will spark new technologies to clean up drinking water, according to a press release obtained by The Associated Press. Based on monitoring conducted from 2001 to 2005, 153 drinking water sources in 26 states contain perchlorate. The standard could take up to two years to develop.
Read the New York Times' coverage of the new regulation here.
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