The Booming Bottled Water Business Represents Everything That’s Wrong With Government Regulation In China
Environmental pollution has caused people to eschew tap water for bottled water. Xie attributes the pollution to the local governments’ desire to draw in investment, as turning a blind eye to the pollution lowers production costs. From Xie:
For the urban population, the prospects for healthy water are not simple. Urban dwellers are bombarded by the waste of all cohabitants, the industries and medical wastes of all. Each human consumes a certain amount of resources and produces waste proportional to consumption.
Radioactive water contaminated by Japan’s ravaged Fukushima nuclear plant will soon reach the west coast of the United States, according to Chairwoman of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Allison Macfarlane, Bloomberg reports.
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Chronic water scarcity has gripped India as the groundwater table continues to fall at an alarming rate. The current crisis is not just about the disturbed demand-supply curve but mismanagement of resources. Most water sources are contaminated by sewage and agricultural run-off. Rising population, sprawling cities, and an enormous and thirsty farm belt have jeopardized […]
The St. Bernard Parish water system has tested positive for a rare brain-eating amoeba, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed, about a week after St. Bernard Parish government officials assured the public that the parish was taking every precaution possible to flush out its water system.