The Camp Fire in Paradise California killed more than 80 residents, destroyed 19,000 buildings, and six months afterward, the rural community is struggling to rebuild—only to learn more recently that its water pipes contain cancer-causing benzene.
A new study demonstrates that drinking arsenic contaminated water can lead to future heart problems in young Native Americans. Arsenic, a toxic metal, can be found in contaminated groundwater.
A recent study found that one in five American children don’t drink any water at all during an average day. To make matters worse, those same kids are getting about twice the amount of sugar from soda and other sugar sweetened beverages as those who do drink water.
The Imperial Irrigation District (IID), which serves rural communities in the Coachella Valley, has filed a petition to halt a drought contingency plan for the Colorado River that President Trump signed into law.
Paradise, California residents, who fled last November’s Camp Fire have slowly been returning to the area, but officials are warning of a still contaminated water supply.