Feds Investigating Nestle Over Reports Of Long-Expired Water Permit – 13 April 2015

RT logoFederal officials say they are investigating reports that food company Nestle has been piping water through a national forest in California and then bottling it for retail purposes using a permit that expired nearly 30 years ago.

The United States Forest Serviceconfirmedon Friday that the federal agency is looking into claims laid forth last month in an investigation published by the Desert Sun newspaper of Palm Springs, California.

According to the paper’s reporting, Nestle’s permit to transport water across San Bernardino National Forest expired in 1988.

“It hasn’t been reviewed since, and the Forest Service hasn’t examined the ecological effects of drawing tens of millions of gallons each year from the springs,” Ian James wrote in the paper last month.

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