Rural Water - Quarter 3, 2016 - 48
BY MIKE KEEGAN, NRWA ANALYST
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of articles covered on NRWA'S
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ruralwater.org). For more information, or
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THIRD QUARTER 2016
Erin Brockovich Defends Alabama
Rural Water Manager from Governor's
Criticism: After the local water manager
in Alabama issued a "do not drink"
recommendation on June 2 due to
industrial chemicals in the drinking water,
the governor said, "I am confident that
there is no health-related crisis based
on the water quality...My office...
was not aware that this decision was
being contemplated prior to it being
announced." Brockovich said on June
5, "I applaud the work and efforts [of
the] ... General Manager ... He is a man
of integrity and honesty who has come
forward to properly inform his consumers.
He has been advising his consumers
constantly for over three years about
the PFOS and PFOA contamination ...
[and he] commenced litigation a year
ago to cost recover from the negligent
manufacturer of these toxic chemicals,