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TEN THREATS: BOTTLED WATER DIVERSION DEBATE

Some bottling companies, such as Besco, sell water, but keep it in the Great Lakes basin. Some others bottle it and ship it out of the region in great quantities. (Photo by Lester Graham)

Experts say one of the Ten Threats to the Great Lakes is water withdrawal. Water is taken from the Great Lakes for agriculture, industry, and public drinking supplies. Lester Graham reports there are many ways that water is used and shipped out of the Great Lakes basin, but few are more controversial than bottled water:

Besco Water Treatment website

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Producer: Lester Graham
Release Date: December 19, 2005
Running Time: 4:35

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