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The Catch-22 In The Toxic Chemicals Law

The Catch-22 In The Toxic Chemicals Law | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The majority of chemicals commonly used by industry have had little or no safety testing.

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, January 16, 2014 12:59 AM

So where are the libertarians here?  Still think we should completely dispense with regulations?  If so you get tanks in West Virginia, two miles up river from your main water supply for the core of the state, which have had no inspections for more than 20 years, and are packed full of a substance we have no full bioreactivity data for.  Oh and the "leaks" flowed across the soil surface down into the river.  Great that no one even thought this warrented visual inspection (or even the wall repair identified some time ago.

 

 What wonderful due diligence. 

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Water management for sustainable cities

Water management for sustainable cities | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

One of the greatest environmental and social challenges facing many countries is the development of urban water management strategies that will support significant population growth in an era of climate change.

By the middle of this century, about 70 per cent of the world’s population will be living in cities where existing water services and planning processes are ill equipped to handle such growth and the accompanying economic and climatic challenges. Climatic extremes of droughts, floods and heatwaves will place increasing pressure on the livability of cities.


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