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EPA Officials to Discuss Airline Water Pacts

Release Date: 10/19/2005
Contact Information:

Contact: Dave Ryan, 202-564-4355 / or
Dale Kemery, 202-564-4355 /

(Washington, D.C.-October 19, 2005) EPA officials will discuss agreements reached by the Environmental Protection Agency and airlines to ensure the safety of the drinking water used by passengers and crew. The agreements came after an EPA investigation of 327 U.S. and foreign flag airlines at 19 airports in 2004 found total coliform contamination in the drinking water in 15 percent of the aircraft.

WHAT: Formal announcement of agreements and facts surrounding them in a teleconference.

WHO: EPA Assistant Administrator of Water Benjamin H. Grumbles
EPA Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Granta Y. Nakayama

WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2005

WHY: Problems in airline drinking water were discovered by EPA, and solutions were necessary to ensure the safety of drinking water used by passengers and crew.

To be part of the teleconference, call 800-811-6040
Password: 1660270