I-Team investigates radiation in our water supply

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Posted on November 8, 2010 at 12:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 30 at 10:55 AM

HOUSTON -- Hundreds of water providers around the Gulf Coast region are providing their customers with drinking water that contains radioactive contaminants that raise health risks, according to state lab results and public health scientists.

What's more, 11 News I-Team Chief Investigative Reporter Mark Greenblatt discovered that for more than 20 years, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality under-reported the amount of radiation found in drinking water provided by communities all across Texas.

As a result, health risks to people consuming the water have been underestimated in many water systems where radioactive contaminants are present.

You can search the statewide database to find out about radiation levels in your water system. Get a copy of your water bill and click here

 

Continuing coverage...

If you missed any part of this important I-Team investigation, you can watch them by clicking on the links below.

You can also search the statewide database to find out about radiation levels in your water system. Get a copy of your water bill and click here

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Part I:  Radiation in your tap water

Part 2: State 'lowballs' radiation scores in water

Part 3: Radiation in tap water: Long history of contamination

Part 4: Residents of Houston neighborhood concerned about cancers, radioactive water

Part 5: I-Team: Draft of federal report finds radiation widespread in Houston water

Part 6: I-Team: City of Houston shuts down two radioactive water wells

Part 7: Radiation in Water: Council members call for stricter standards than EPA

Part 8: I-Team: EPA underreports radiation in America's drinking water supplies

Part 9: Texas drinking water makes pipes and plumbing radioactive

Part 10: Texas politicians knew agency hid amount of radiation in drinking water

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The KHOU 11 News I-Team will be continuing this important investigation and provide updates here. Please bookmark this page and check back often for additional coverage.

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Click here to learn how to protect yourself at home

Click here to search the database on radiation levels

Click here for more from the EPA on radionuclides  

 

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