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

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.

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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.

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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.

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