Dec 28, 2000

Arsenic Removal Technology to Target 34 Million Americans

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla.--NuElectric Corp. has announced that
the company's market in the United States for a new technology capable of
removing arsenic from water is estimated to target at least 34 million American
According to a coalition of environmentalists using
research from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at least 34 million
Americans drink tap water that contains unacceptable levels of arsenic. Based on
a recent study documenting the perils of prolonged arsenic consumption, the New
Jersey Environmental Federation recently indicated that it would sue the state
Department of Environmental Protection for ignoring laws meant to reduce New
Jersey's cancer rate.
"Long term exposure to arsenic has been shown to
cause skin, bladder and lung cancer and it may cause kidney and liver cancer.
Researchers also believe it harms the nervous system, blood vessels and the
heart," stated Laurie Scala, President of NuElectric Corp.
Now that arsenic has been labeled a human carcinogen, the
EPA has proposed publishing more protective standards for the allowable
concentration of arsenic in the United States water supply. The Natural
Resources Defense Council recently said it would file a lawsuit against the EPA
if the proposed new regulations were not issued within 60 days.
Presently, there are 75,000 water systems in the United
States that will be affected by this proposed legislation including public
companies such as California Water Service Group Holding, Connecticut Water
Service, Consolidated Water Co. Inc., Western Water Co. and American Water
SOURCE: NuElectric Corp.