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Nevada mulls EPA reversal of drinking water rules

Posted at 7:17 PM, Jun 29, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A chemical with a notorious legacy in Nevada will not be regulated in drinking water according to the Trump administration.

State officials say the move shouldn't result in any decline in drinking water standards because the state has its own standards.

The decision involves the regulation of perchlorates.

They were produced for explosives and rocket fuel in Henderson from the 1950s to the 1990s and ended up contaminating Las Vegas' water source before cleanup started 20 years ago.