Native Americans brace for impact as EPA undergoes changes

Type: 
Literature
Publication: 
Hugo, Kristin. 2017. Native Americans brace for impact as EPA undergoes changes.
Year Published: 
2017
Organization: 
PBS
Description: 

The water in Owens Valley, California — between the Sierra and Death Valley national parks — is usually clean. So, in 1998, Alan Bacock was surprised when results of a routine test of well water on the Big Pine Paiute Reservation came back with a red flag: The tribe’s groundwater was dangerously contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical called Perchloroethylene (PCE). The tribe turned to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Category: 
EPA, climate change, pollution, water quality, management, restoration, funding, mitigation, human health. illness

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