EPA Holds Off On Regulating Drugs In Water Supply

Law360, New York (April 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that it was concerned about trace amounts of pharmaceuticals in the nation's drinking water but that it did not have enough information to justify regulatory action.

At a hearing of a Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee, Benjamin Grumbles, the EPA's assistant administrator for water, said his agency would continue studying the problem and promote voluntary take-back programs for pharmaceuticals.

He added that the EPA was also looking closely at its regulatory tools, such as potential listing of certain...
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