CSPA and consumer advocacy organization Food & Water Watch released a report showing serious contamination of groundwater around large-scale dairies. Failure to protect groundwater not only threatens the health and safety of many thousands of Central Valley residents, it places additional stress on limited surface water supplies to the detriment of already degraded aquatic ecosystems. Dairies are a major source of pollution to Central Valley streams.
The report details how the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board has been negligent in protecting groundwater and public health. CSPA’s Director of Permitting, Richard McHenry, was instrumental in preparing the extensively documented report. The press release contains a link to download the report.