Stealth threat in water


Heeding that warning, scientists have come together to study ECs and their possible effects on humans, animals, fish and plants. Six months ago, the Consortium for Research and Education on Emerging Contaminants (CREEC) was founded. Members include representatives of private industry, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Water and wastewater treatment plants. Researchers from the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, the University of Wyoming and the Colorado School of Mines are all involved.