Category Archives: Right-to-Know

PATCON: Nothing to see here, just move along….or should someone look further?

I was made aware of this link to the Examiner, to a document regarding a government program with which I am not familiar.  But after reading this document, is this program something of concern?  I have to wonder….given the large amount of redacted text….click here……

Environmental activist groups argue that citizens have a right-to-know what is in their drinking water.  Don’t citizen’s also have a right-to-know if a government program intentionally threatens their health and safety, and the security of their drinking water? So what really went on in PATCON?

Well, it looks like there is something to investigate… here for starters….a covert program called the “Patriot Conspiracy”….

Drinking Water Violations Get Press Attention

Regardless of what a drinking water regulation requires for public notification, water systems that violate a standard will be better off letting their customers know sooner rather than later. Consider this example from Tennessee (click here).

S. 875 Drinking Water Right to Know Act

Latest Title: Drinking Water Right to Know Act
Sponsor: Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] (introduced 5/3/2011)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 5/3/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

Click here for the full text of the bill.