Nov 30, 2019 • 1HR 1M

What’s Wrong With What We Drink?

 
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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
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Contaminated water in America is not confined to Flint, Michigan. Ralph welcomes Seth M. Siegel, author of “Troubled Water: What’s Wrong With What We Drink,” who not only outlines the problem with our most precious resource but tells us what we can do to fix it.


Seth M. Siegel is a lawyer, an activist, a serial entrepreneur and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Let There Be Water. His writing has appeared in leading publications in America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Siegel has spoken on water policy hundreds of times around the world and in Congress, the United Nations, the World Bank, and at dozens of leading universities. His latest book is Troubled Water: What’s Wrong With What We Drink.

“We were led to believe falsely that Flint was a unique situation… I believe that once we alert Americans everywhere that this is just not a problem on Indian reservations – although it’s a terrible problem there. It’s not just a problem in poor black communities – although it’s a terrible problem there. But this is a universal problem. Once people understand that, I believe people will demand of their public officials that they start to move on this.” 

Seth M. Siegel, author of Troubled Water: What’s Wrong With What We Drink

“As regards to drinking water ‘legal’ does not necessarily equal ‘safe.’ We are led to believe ‘Oh, the water’s fine. The EPA blessed it. It’s fine. The mayor said it’s fine.’ And the mayor could say, ‘Hey, it’s completely legal according to all the EPA guidelines.’ But it doesn’t mean the water is necessarily safe.” 

Seth M. Siegel, author of Troubled Water: What’s Wrong With What We Drink