Short Takes - 2005-01-20

January 20, 2005
About one in six airliners had drinking water that failed to meet federal safety standards in tests conducted before the end of 2004, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. This latest round of testing showed presence of coliform bacteria in 29 of 169 randomly selected domestic and international passenger aircraft. The bacteria are usually harmless but are an indicator of the possible presence of other harmful organisms.