Danger on tap, the government"s failure to enforce the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act
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Danger on tap, the government"s failure to enforce the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act

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Published by Environmental Quality Division, National Wildlife Federation in Washington, D.C. (1400 16th St., NW, Washington 20036) .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Offenses against the environment -- United States.,
  • Drinking water -- Contamination -- United States.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Norman L. Dean.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6403 .D44 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination50, [20] p. :
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2249974M
LC Control Number89126180

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