A new Gallup poll shows that half of Americans are worried about the pollution of drinking water. Other health-related worries include toxic waste in soil and water (44 percent) and air pollution (38 percent).
The poll shows Americans’ concern about environmental problems has mainly decreased but the pollution of drinking water has topped the list of concerns since 1990.
Get information about ground water and drinking water from the Environmental Protection Agency.
These two stories about how reporters investigated contaminated water and the related resources also might be helpful to reporters looking into similar issues:
- Reporter finds efforts to monitor groundwater contamination leave much to be desired
- Paper’s investigation reveals contaminated drinking water
(Hat tip to Al Tompkins)