State to set legal limit on pesticide byproduct found in Valley drinking water

The State Water Resources Control Board is proposing a drinking water standard that would require San Joaquin Valley water systems to start removing a cancer-causing pesticide byproduct from tap water by 2018. The chemical is 1, 2, 3-Trichloropropane, a fumigant additive that seeped into groundwater decades ago. About 50 people attended a Thursday workshop on the proposal in Fresno.

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Atlas Signing Ceremony

The Merced Atlas Soccer Academy's Axel Ramirez and Alfonso Ocampo-Chavez signed to play with the Seattle Sounder youth academy on Saturday. (Sean Lynch/slynch@mercedsun-star.com)
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Atlas Signing Ceremony 1:28

Atlas Signing Ceremony

Atlas Pair Signs To Join Seattle Sounders 2:52

Atlas Pair Signs To Join Seattle Sounders

School board hasn’t done “one productive thing” for students, trustee says 2:34

School board hasn’t done “one productive thing” for students, trustee says

Hillary Clinton formally accepts historic nomination for president 5:51

Hillary Clinton formally accepts historic nomination for president

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