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Lamont

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The struggle: Lamont has 7 wells; 1 contains arsenic at levels exceeding federal health standards, and several of the wells contain 123 TCP over the notification limit.

The people impacted: Lamont is an unincorporated community of approximately 15,000 to 20,000 residents, many of whom are low-income Latino farmworkers, in Kern County.

The solution: Lamont received a grant to construct a new well. Construction is anticipated to be finished by Spring 2015.

The cost: Up to $3 million

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