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California To Set Legal Limit On Probable Carcinogen In Water

ON Jul 21, 2016

The California State Water Resources Control Board will soon set a maximum contaminant level for 1,2,3 Trichloropropane, or 1,2,3 TCP. It's currently found in industrial solvents and cleaning agents, but it was once found in two popular soil fumigants made by Dow Chemical and Shell Oil Company.

News Release: California Water Board Takes Step To Protect Public From Cancer-Causing Water Contaminant

ON Jul 20, 2016

California regulators took an important step toward protecting California communities from a highly toxic drinking water contaminant found across the state, say environmental justice advocates.

Public meeting to be held on carncinogen found in Kern water

ON Jul 20, 2016

A local meeting is planned following a Cal Water report that states a colorless, odorless, cancer-causing chemical has been lurking in Kern's water systems for years. State officials are taking action to set limits on just how much of it can be allowed in our groundwater.

Learn more about pesticide byproduct found in Valley drinking water

ON Jul 20, 2016

As California regulators plan to set a legal limit on a cancer-causing chemical found in Valley water systems, clean water advocates are urging residents to attend coming public workshops on the issue.

Susana De Anda Honored as White House Champion of Change

ON Jul 15, 2016

Community Water Center Co-Founder and Co-Director Susana De Anda is being recognized by the White House as one of ten “White House Champions of Change for Climate Equity” today. Susana and CWC have dedicated the past decade to ensuring that every Californian has access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water.

South Valley Woman Headed to Washington D.C. to be Honored for Being a Champion of Change

ON Jul 14, 2016

A South Valley woman is heading to Washington, D.C. this week where she'll be honored by the White House. Susana De Anda was a driving force behind a new state law that prioritized clean drinking water for every resident and multi-million dollar water studies in poor communities. Now she's bringing California's water issues to the national stage with a highly acclaimed honor.

Cal Water quells fears of 1,2,3 TCP in drinking water

ON Jul 08, 2016

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Cal Water Service is quelling concerns of a carcinogen in Bakersfield's drinking water. After 23ABC reported high levels of 1,2,3 trichloropropane in the system in June, the water company received dozens of calls and emails from residents

California Superintendent Tom Torlakson Urges Schools to Test Water

ON Jun 30, 2016

State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, took a stand for water justice this week when he issued a letter to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding commitment to having clean water in California schools.

Kayode Kadara Appointed to Tulare County Water Commission!

ON Jun 29, 2016

Allensworth resident and long-time community advocate Kayode Kadara was appointed to the Tulare County Water Commission on Tuesday!

California budget includes crucial funds for water in schools

ON Jun 29, 2016

Yesterday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the $107.9 billion 2016-2017 state budget and supporting trailer bills including a $10 million additional investment to increase Californians’ access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water.

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