Take Two for June 6, 2013

Hundreds of California communities rely on contaminated water

Amy Quinton, Capital Public Radio

Amy Quinton, Capital Public Radio

More than 600 communities in California rely on contaminated groundwater. The problem is especially acute in the Tulare River Basin and the Salinas Valley. About a quarter of a million people — some of the poorest in California — rely on groundwater contaminated with nitrates. 

From Capital Public Radio, Amy Quinton explains how one community struggles to deal with the problem.

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