Tuesday, May 26, 2009
New York City's Water Supply Could Be In Danger
Part of watershed that feeds NY City taps
The waters that flow to the taps in New York City and downstream in New Jersey and Pennsylvania may be in serious jeopardy - and not from the threat of terrorism.
Chris Hedges reports for Truthdig that a project to drill for natural gas in Pennsylvania could, if something goes wrong, pollute the Delaware Watershed. If it does, the drinking water in the most populous region of the nation could be polluted so badly that it could not be used for human consumption.
Once again, the real threats to our well being may be coming from within - not from without. Or as the cartoon character Pogo would say: "We have met the enemy and he is us."
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Photo credit: Francis Huber