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US Update

Published by MAC on 2006-07-10

US Update

10th July 2006

Getting rid of lead in water delivery systems has become a priority for the country's environmental protection agency (EPA) - although the agency is years away from adequately enforcing clean water and air legislatin, according to a recent Congress investigation.

Bush is making a new attempt to penalise Cuba for exporting nickel to the US which, he claims, provides half the island's income. But the action is not likely to succeed for the reason that other (less meritricious) boycotts often fail: how can you identify the source of metals a long way down the supply chain?

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