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Forever chemicals: California unveils health goals for contaminated drinking water

Original post made on Jul 27, 2021

California has taken the first big step toward regulating "forever chemicals." Its proposed goals, which aim to make cancer risk negligible, are lower than federal guidelines for drinking water.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 8:49 AM

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Posted by ALB
a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 27, 2021 at 7:26 pm

ALB is a registered user.

Stanford had to remove hundreds and hundreds if not thousands of truck loads of dirt laced with PCB before the University Terrace tract could be built. Then the Palo Alto city council required Stanford Land Use to install technology in the new homes to remove TCE from the upper housing division at this site. These chemicals are proven to be carcinogenic. Why was Stanford not wanting to step up and offer to implement this technology in the first place? Their representatives at the council meeting said that it was not about the money. They simply did not want to bother the junior faculty. Is that code for Stanford not want to perform discovery every time a home is sold? There are toxic plumes from Stanford's Research Park that can threaten health in my opinion. Stanford only agreed to implement the necessary technology after Palo Alto's city council required them to do so.


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