Some Central California Water Wells Contain Harmful Uranium

Posted by Ashlea Keith | January 27, 2015 | Uncategorized

One-quarter of household water wells in parts of California’s Central Valley contain potentially harmful levels of uranium, according to a U.S. Geological Survey. The problem is blamed on higher-than-expected uranium levels in what is one of the country’s leading agricultural regions. Both heavy pumping of groundwater for irrigation, and man-made efforts to refill underground water aquifers are leeching naturally occurring uranium into underground water reserves used for drinking water supplies, the survey report.

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