What Is The Safe Drinking Water Act Of 1974?

The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 requires the EPA for ascertaining what chemicals and other substances contaminate water and for establishing acceptable levels for bacteria, lead, radioactive substances and other chemicals in public drinking water.

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