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DOCUMENTS FOUND IN AFGHANISTAN INDICATE AL-QAEDA TERRORISTS HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING WAYS TO DISRUPT U.S. WATER SUPPLY
Sun Jul 14 2002 11:18:44 ET

New York -- The nation's water utilities are preparing to defend themselves against possible terrorist attacks on pumping stations and pipes that serve its cities and suburbs. The effort comes after the discovery of documents in Afghanistan that indicate al-Qaeda terrorists have been investigating ways to disrupt the U.S. water supply on a massive scale, water officials tell TIME. The FBI's warning was confirmed last week by Tom Curtis, an executive of the American Water Works Association, whose member utilities supply water to 80% of the U.S. population.