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Hundreds of California communities rely on contaminated water

by Amy Quinton, Capital Public Radio | Take Two

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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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