Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Clean sweep

State sets limit for 1,2,3-TCP; sampling to start in 2018

94 public water systems have levels of 1,2,3-TCP above the new legal limit. KNTV San Jose


KNTV San Jose

The state water board voted unanimously Tuesday to implement a maximum contaminant level in drinking water for 1,2,3-TCP, a chemical used primarily as a degreasing solvent and pesticide ingredient. Although TCP was removed from pesticides in the 1980s, its use was so prevalent that it seeped into groundwater — where it remains today.


Making sense of impact reports on Delta tunnels

Water Deeply

The final version of the environmental impact report for California WaterFix still lacks clarity and adaptability, says Jay Lund, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Davis. Water Deeply talked with Lund about what this report did well and how such reports can be improved.


Activist seeks voter OK on environmental projects

Sacramento Bee

With the drought fresh on voters' minds, a longtime water activist is asking their approval for a veritable wish list of water and other environmental projects costing billions – from fixing Oroville Dam's cratered spillway to improving the watershed of the Tijuana River.