Quick Read: Tainted Water in California Farmworker Communities
The New York Times picks up the story of nitrates in Central Valley drinking water. A team of reporters at KQED and California Watch reported on this public health hazard in an award-winning series, Living with Nitrates.
SEVILLE, Calif. – Like most children, the students at Stone Corral Elementary School here rejoice when the bell rings for recess and delight in christening a classroom pet. But while growing up in this impoverished agricultural community of numbered roads and lush citrus orchards, young people have learned a harsh life lesson: “No tomes el agua!” –Don’t drink the water.