Imagine crossing the border to get a drink of water.
Mexico City plans to draw drinking water from a mile-deep aquifer, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The Mexican effort challenges a key tenet of U.S. clean water policy: that water far underground can be intentionally polluted because it will never be used.
Message from Mexico: U.S. Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to Drink
by Abrahm Lustgarten
ProPublica, Jan. 25, 2013
I’ve often said that someday taxpayers will pay to retrieve and “clean up” the water pumped into the deep injection wells by the fracking industry. Of course, clean up of that water is currently impossible.