OC’s Drinking Water Has More Chemicals in It Than You Think

“Forever chemicals” — PFOA and PFOS — are linked to increased risks of cancer and weakened immune systems. Toxic chemicals in many household items are present in Orange County groundwater sources, potentially exposing residents to pollutants that can cause cancer or reduce immune systems. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, exposure to […]

The two largest reservoirs in California are already at ‘critically low levels’ and the dry season is just starting

Against the backdrop of the water crisis in the Colorado River Basin, where the country’s largest reservoirs are plunging at an alarming rate, California’s two largest reservoirs — Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville — are facing a similar struggle. Years of low rainfall and snowpack and more intense heat waves have fed directly to the state’s multiyear, unrelenting […]

Sewer line breaks, spews 8.5M gallons of waste onto streets of California city

An estimated 8.5 million gallons of untreated sewage water spilled into a flood-control waterway in Los Angeles County after a sewer pipe failed last week, according to local officials. A concrete pipe 48 inches in diameter in Carson, Calif., collapsed Thursday, sending wastewater out of a manhole onto a city street and into the Dominguez Channel, […]