"Tainted Water Flows From Taps of Rural Valley Homes"

For many poor families in California's rural San Joaquin Valley, the drinking water that comes from the tap is unhealthful -- often polluted by the same large-scale agriculture that gives them jobs. Pollution of private wells is a problem that spreads nationwide.

Mark Grossi reports for the Fresno Bee October 1, 2011.


"It's Elemental: Many Private Wells Across U.S. Are Contaminated With Arsenic And Other Elements" (Environmental Health Perspectives)

"Rural Residents: 'Who Knows What's in the Water?'" (Fresno Bee)

"Dangers of Nitrates Well Known, But Stats Are Scarce" (Fresno Bee)

"Good Water Gone Bad" (Fresno Bee)

Source: Fresno Bee, 10/03/2011