Meter Reading: BP Still Hasn’t Learned From Its Mistakes, Toilet to Tap, and More
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Oil boom barriers that were expected to stop the spread of oil lie washed up on the beach after heavy swells and winds hit the coast of Louisiana on April 30, 2010.
Taking the Ick Factor Out of Recycled Water – ” Cleaned-up sewage is nobody’s first choice for drinking water. But some parts of the world may not have much choice, especially if they have large or growing populations and limited fresh water. Parched communities from Singapore to the United States are coming to terms with the “toilet to tap” idea, aided by educational campaigns and careful marketing. (Do not call it “toilet to tap,” for starters.)” — New York Times
Public to comment on aquifer protection – “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host seven meetings across South Texas in the coming weeks to gather public comments on a plan to protect spring flows from the Edwards Aquifer and meet the region’s demand for water.” — San Antonio Express-News
Column: Oil industry, BP still haven’t learned from fatal mistakes – “The safety board, once again investigating a disaster involving BP, released findings that bore a chilling similarity to earlier ones. Its preliminary findings from its investigation of the Deepwater Horizon blowout two years ago drew a direct line between that disaster and BP’s Texas City refinery explosion in 2005.” — Fuel Fix