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This brief is based on recent findings detailing how human activities create pathways for cancer-causing contaminants, arsenic and chromium, to enter California’s groundwater supply.
After decades of dysfunction that have exacerbated chronic water problems, California is on the cusp of a new era due to historic groundwater legislation. However, meeting the law’s goals will require overcoming stubborn systemic obstacles, according to a report by researchers at Stanford’s Water in the West program and the Gould Center for Conflict Resolution at the Stanford Law School.