CA Water Dissapearing and What’s Left May Be Contaminated

 Clean Water California Water  Read this:  “About 20 percent of the groundwater that Californians rely on to keep their taps flowing carries high concentrations of contaminants like arsenic, uranium, and nitrate.”  How’s that for a shocker?  A “ten-year US Geological Survey study of 11,000 public-water wells across the state”  The findings were not reassuring as “naturally occurring trace elements like arsenic, manganese, and uranium turned up at high levels much more commonly than did agriculture-related chemicals like nitrate.”  As you would expect, different areas within California have different problems, but high readings of chemicals such as these are very disturbing.  Read this short article by Tom Philpott of Mother Jones to get more details.http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2015/07/california-groundwater-not-just-vanishing-also-widely-contaminated

 

 

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