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Publication date: Nov. 10, 2004

REPORT ON HEALTH EFFECTS OF ROCKET FUEL ADDITIVE DUE SOON

The rocket fuel additive perchlorate has been detected in groundwater and drinking water systems all over the US. But action against the pollutant has been stalled in part because there is limited information on its health effects, and no uniform standards have been set. EPA is attempting to set a standard. The National Academies' National Research Council is scheduled to release a report in the first or second week of December 2004 assessing EPA's efforts ("Health Implications of Perchlorate Ingestion"). National Academies: William Kearney, 202-334-2138.


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