Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017

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California removes drinking water limit on chromium-6

Erin Brockovich, the Southern California environmental activist and subject of the acclaimed 2000 movie, said she wasn't surprised by the decision. CLIFFORD OTO / Stockton Record

Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee

California's water agency Tuesday agreed to eliminate the cap on hexavalent chromium in drinking water, the toxic chemical made famous in the movie "Erin Brockovich." The State Water Resources Control Board said it removed the cap after a Sacramento judge ruled in May that its regulation was invalid. The board said it would begin work quickly on a new version of the regulation.

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1st step to implement groundwater law successful

Capital Public Radio

Landowners, public agencies, counties and other groundwater users in a basin had until June 30 to complete the process of forming local governing agencies, known as Groundwater Sustainability Agencies, or GSAs. That was expected to be a big political battle. Instead, GSAs have formed for more than 99 percent of the groundwater basins that fall under the law.

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Paperwork delays quest for clean drinking water

KVPR Fresno

Since 2008, Valley Teen Ranch's water system has been out of compliance with state code because of arsenic contamination. A school complex down the street also struggles with arsenic levels. Together, they have a plan. So what's the holdup? Paperwork.

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