Trapped in a drought for five years, California still has a big problem with its water after months of wet weather.
With all the downpours and flooding across California this winter, it might seem that the pressure to begin managing the state’s precious groundwater supply would ease up a bit. Instead, the state is pushing to quicken the pace of implementing groundwater regulations.
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Twenty-five years ago, the drinking water contaminant 1,2,3-TCP was added to the state of California’s list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer. Water contaminated by this dangerous pesticide byproduct still, flows in hundreds of thousands of homes across the state.
In a story called "'A Tragedy': Hundreds of Thousands of California Residents Exposed to Contaminated Water," NBC investigates the drinking water crisis right here in California.
Hundreds of drinking-water wells across California’s San Joaquin Valley have been found to contain 1,2,3-trichloropropane, a likely human carcinogen. This month, the state has taken a big step forward in regulating the chemical.
California’s drinking water crisis has just been featured in the LATimes, The New York Times, The Sacramento Bee and several other news outlets!
Almost 300 communities in California are not meeting safe drinking water standards. More people in California are without access to safe drinking water than the population of Flint, Mich.
More than 400 California communities have drinking water that does not meet safe standards, says the State Water Resources Control Board.
While President Trump and his California resistors dominate the spotlight, a little outfit without much pizazz is trying to draw state government’s attention to sickening drinking water in the San Joaquin Valley.