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California is finally going to regulate a chemical it identified as carcinogenic 25 years ago

 

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By: Vice News

Published on March 22, 2017

We are happy to announce that California is on track to regulating 1,2,3-TCP, which is a known carcinogen that has been found in the state's water supply. This is in response to lawsuits filed by more than 40 water districts throughout California against Dow and Shell companies. 

The California State Water Resources Board is set to vote soon on a proposition that would require all of the states water to contain less than five parts per trillion (ppt) of TCP; Del Ray’s water levels have tested ten times higher than that level.

Check out the full video and coverage, HERE!

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