Articles Tagged With ‘Water Quality’




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Environmental group sues state over Price Canyon oil wells

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An environmental group says California regulators are negligent in protecting the state’s groundwater amid an historic drought and shouldn’t allow new oil and gas wells in Price Canyon without the proper environmental reviews, according to a lawsuit filed on Aug.... (Continue reading)

SLO County orders Justin Vineyards to stop removing oak trees

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In preparation for planting grapes, workers removed hundreds of oak trees from a rural Paso Robles property managed by Justin Vineyards. After receiving numerous complaints from neighbors, county officials issued a stop-work order. [Tribune] The property, located at 750 Sleepy... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach in the top 10 for pollution

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Pismo Beach is ranked number 10 in the most polluted beaches in California, according to the annual Heal the Bay report. each year, Heal the Bay analysts take water samples from 456 California beaches and test for bacterial pollution. High... (Continue reading)

Templeton tap water turns brown

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The tap water turned brown in some Templeton homes Sunday evening. Community Service District officials say a firefighting exercise stirred up sediment at the bottom of a pipeline, causing the discoloration. Yet, that posed no health risk, according to the... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district hires full time administrator

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The South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District Board voted last week to increase a 10-hour a week administrator position to 40 hours a week at a cost of $12,500 a month. For the past seven months, John Clemons served... (Continue reading)

SLO airport suspected of polluting wells

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Twelve wells near the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport contain levels of a chemical that exceed state limits. The chemical was previously used by the aircraft industry, and regulators suspect the airport property is the source of the pollution.... (Continue reading)

Sanitation district employee speaks out

John Wallace

Opinion by Scott Mascolo I am the first of two people to be terminated by former administrator John Wallace from the South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District for standing up for what we believed was the right thing to... (Continue reading)

Cancer causing chemicals found in Los Osos water

Erin Brockovich

Los Osos Community Services District officials sent a notice out this week warning residents that the levels of Hexavalent Chromium in the drinking water were found to be above the drinking water standard. Hexavalent Chromium is the same chemical found... (Continue reading)

Cancer causing chemicals found in SLO wells

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The San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Health recently found a toxic compound in six of 10 wells tested in the Buckley Road area near the SLO airport. Of those, four wells had levels of Trichloroethene (TCE) above the... (Continue reading)

Brain damaged sea lions stranded on California beaches

Stellar sea lion Gus sticks his tongue out in his exhibit, part of Stellar Cove at the Oregon Zoo. © Oregon Zoo / Photo by Carli Davidson

An outbreak of algae-produced biotoxins is inflicting brain damage on sea lions along California’s Central Coast. Higher than average ocean temperatures are blamed for the increase in algae blooms. [Scientific American] Dying or dead sea lions have been spotted along... (Continue reading)



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