Washington Observer

May 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;5/15/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 19, p9
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This article presents news briefs related to environmental protection in the U.S. Wastewater facilities are making important strides in upgrading security, but are failing to address potential threats to collection systems, a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says. The GAO study, released on May 1, 2006 is based on a survey of more than 200 large wastewater treatment facilities. Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne seems to be on the way to easy U.S. Senate confirmation to be the U.S. Interior Department secretary. At Kempthorne's May 4, 2006 confirmation hearing, most Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee members expressed support for his nomination. Industry and environmental groups aren't happy about fiscal 2007 funding a U.S. House appropriations subcommittee recommended for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water infrastructure accounts.


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