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Drinking Water

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Ability To Obtain Clean Drinking Water From Salt Water A Near Reality, Says UCLA Professor

In light of California’s escalating drought emergency, the onetime dream of President John F. Kennedy of obtaining fresh water from salt water may become a reality in the very near future.

02/03/2014

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Judge Orders Calif. To Set Standard For Chromium-6

A judge has ordered state health officials to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film “Erin Brockovich.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/01/2013

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Giorgio Armani Partners With UNICEF To Benefit The Tap Project

UNICEF Tap Project through Acqua for Life is a campaign to raise awareness and funds to help UNICEF improve access to safe, clean water for children worldwide.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/20/2012

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If Your Tap Water Tastes Musty And Smells Bad Don’t Be Alarmed

Officials with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California reported Friday that residents in portions of Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino Counties and east Los Angeles County may notice a foul odor and musty taste in their tap water but that it is not a health hazard.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2011

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Regulators Moving To Protect Drinking Water From Carcinogen

State environmental regulators say they have settled on an acceptable level for the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in drinking water, the first step in protecting the public.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/27/2011

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EPA To Tighten Standards After Report Of Tainted Water

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency would likely tighten drinking water standards.

12/22/2010

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Rocket Fuel Chemical In Drinking Water May Harm Infants

Drinking water containing low levels of a chemical used in rocket fuel poses a greater danger to infants than previously believed, a new research study shows.

12/11/2010

Barstow residents have been warned to not drink tap water until Golden State Water Company tests for possible chemical contamination.

Schwarzenegger Declares Emergency Over Barstow Water

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in Barstow, where excessive levels of a chemical found in rocket fuel has left the water supply contaminated.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/20/2010

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Study: Calif. Lead Limits May Not Curb Water Threat

Researchers say brass plumbing products can yield high levels of lead into drinking water — even in brand new buildings using products with specifications required under California law.

11/12/2010