Wednesday, January 21, 2009

EPA will dig deep for solutions to dirty wells in Washington

December 4, 2008 - Federal officials launched an unprecedented effort here Thursday to attack the long-standing contamination of shallow drinking wells relied on by thousands of low-income rural residents in parts of the Lower Yakima Valley.

The EPA didn't provide a timeline for what it might do next or publicly detail its options, which range from ordering polluters to provide clean drinking water to financing the construction of public water systems for people on private wells.

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