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Public Workshop Regarding MCL for 1,2,3 TCP (Sacramento)

This is the first of three public workshops being held by the State Water Resources Control Board on the development of a drinking water standard, or "Maximum Contaminant Level" (MCL) for the cancer-causing drinking water contaminant 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (1,2,3-TCP). The first workshop will be in Sacramento on Wednesday, July 20th, and we'd love to see you there to help get a drinking water standard that protects community health!

1,2,3-TCP is a toxic pesticide byproduct contaminating groundwater in cities and small communities across California, but it is disproportionately found in drinking water supplies for the San Joaquin Valley1,2,3-TCP was added to California's list of carcinogenic chemicals over 15 years ago, but it remains unregulated and therefore untreated in hundreds of communities across the state. 

Progress is finally being made at the State Water Board towards establishing a legal limit for 1,2,3-TCP, and residents like you -- who are potentially drinking TCP-contaminated water -- should be involved in the process to make sure we set the most health-protective standard for this chemical

Details about the public workshops are below. If you have questions or would like help preparing for the upcoming State Water Board workshops, please contact CWC's Asha Kreiling at 916-706-3346 or asha.kreiling@communitywatercenter.org. 
WHEN
July 20, 2016 at 9am - 1pm
WHERE
Coastal Hearing Room, Cal EPA Headquarters Building
1001 I St
Second Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States
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CONTACT
Asha Kreiling · · 916-706-3346

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