Assuming it doesn't get cockblocked by industry or shut down by Michele Bachmann, the EPA is going to start regulating some gross stuff that hangs out in your water -- not because these are new toxins, but because they're finally being allowed to do something about the old ones. Forbes has a rundown on what you've been drinking, and how to stop drinking it anymore. Perchlorate: It's an ingredient in rocket fuel! Yum. Under the Bush administration, the EPA decided not to regulate it, but the Government Accountability Office cast doubt [PDF] on the validity of that decision (because the scientific …
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