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To your health: EPA announces safe drinking water research
Date:9/4/2008

Let's raise our water glasses and toast to America's health! Water is essential to life, and one of EPA's highest priorities is ensuring America has drinking water safe from pathogens and other waterborne contaminants. Today, EPA announced the award of $3.6 million in research grants to four universities, one non-profit, and one research institute to improve the detection of known and emerging drinking water contaminants; including the harmful substances produced by blue-green algae in algal blooms and noroviruses.

The Agency presently regulates 90 harmful chemicals, microorganisms and even radiation in water. To ensure even healthier drinking water, EPA is encouraging research into other possible contaminants and with faster technologies.

"By supporting research into innovative technologies and approaches to rapidly detect and identify viruses, bacteria, and chemicals in drinking water, we can prevent illness," said George Gray, assistant administrator of EPA's Office of Research and Development. "These new projects will expand the toolkit available to those on the front lines of protecting our nation's drinking water and public health."

In the U.S., it is often difficult to link the incidence of waterborne diseases with their exact causes, due to the need for ever more sophisticated tools to monitor waterborne contaminants. These newly funded research projects will help improve our ability to pinpoint potential problems using innovative new technologies and methods.

Grant recipients:

  • Battelle Memorial Institute, Pacific Northwest Division, Richland, Wash., $595,927 to develop a system for quantifying and removing noroviruses -- viruses that cause gastrointestinal illness
  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, Penn., $599,999 to develop a field-portable sensor device that can quickly detect algal toxins or potential toxin-producers in source, finished, and system waters.
  • Montana State University
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Contact: Suzanne Ackerman
ackerman.suzanne@epa.gov
202-564-4355
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Source:Eurekalert

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