Abbreviationswhich includes all abbreviations and acronyms used in the Factbook, with their expansions. Acronyms An acronym is an abbreviation coined from the initial letter of each successive word in a term or phrase. In general, an acronym made up of more than the first letter of the major words in the expanded form is rendered with only an initial capital letter Comsat from Communications Satellite Corporation; an exception would be NAM from Nonaligned Movement.
January 21, - Residents tote jugs of discolored water to a community forum. The Detroit Free Press Us population children are developing rashes and suffering from mysterious illnesses.
In a background paper submitted to Governor Rick Snyder, the MDEQ states that elevated TTHM levels are not an immediate health emergency because the risk of disease increases only after years of consumption. A mother of four, she had first contacted the EPA with concerns about dark sediment in her tap water possibly making her children sick.
Testing revealed that her water had parts per billion ppb of lead, nearly seven times greater than the EPA limit of 15 ppb. March 18, - Walters follows up with the EPA after another test indicates the lead level in her water is ppb. March 23, - Flint City Council members vote to stop using river water and to reconnect with Detroit.
However, state-appointed emergency manager Jerry Ambrose overrules the vote, calling it "incomprehensible," claiming that costs would skyrocket and that "water from Detroit is no safer than water from Flint.
The city attorney later says the lawsuit is baseless.
The case is dismissed in September. June 24, - An EPA manager issues a memo, "High Lead Levels in Flint," warning that the city is not providing corrosion control treatment to mitigate the presence of lead in drinking water.
Water contaminated with 5, ppb of lead is classified by the EPA as hazardous waste. Three other homes also have high lead levels in the water, according to the memo. Flint Mayor Dayne Walling drinks a cup of tap water on a local television report to ensure residents that it is safe.
Can you take a moment out of your impossible schedule to personally take a look at this?(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns. NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns. NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Health statistics on insurance coverage, disability, fertility and other health issues are increasingly important in measuring the nation's overall well-being.
The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of households conducted by the Bureau of Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It provides a comprehensive body of data on the labor force, employment, unemployment, persons not in the labor force, hours of work, earnings, and other demographic and labor force characteristics.
Statistical Methods and Measurement Caveats National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R) Diagnostic Assessment and Population: The NCS-R is a nationally representative, face-to-face, household survey conducted between February and April with a response rate of %. A new data booklet based on the Revision of World Urbanization Prospects has been launched in advance of World Cities Day (31 October).
A new data booklet, The World’s Cities in , based.