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EPA History

EPA History: Safe Drinking Water Act

Press Releases and Articles

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  • EPA Voices Support for Safe Drinking Water Act
    [EPA press release - March 8, 1973]

  • Train Names 80 Cities for EPA Drinking Water Survey
    [EPA press release - December 18, 1974]

  • Protecting America's Drinking Water: Our Responsibilities Under the Safe Drinking Water Act
    by James L. Agee [EPA Journal - March 1975]

  • EPA Safe Drinking Water Standards Go into Effect Today
    [EPA press release - June 25, 1977]

  • President Signs Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments
    [EPA press release - June 20, 1986]

  • Lead Contamination Control and Asbestos Information Acts of 1988
    [EPA press release - November 1, 1988]

  • EPA Issues 23 Final Drinking Water Standards
    [EPA press release - May 19, 1992]

  • President Clinton Signs Legislation to Ensure Americans Safe Drinking Water
    [EPA press release - August 6, 1996]

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