Thursday, May 07, 2015
4:35pm ET - For the past two decades oil giant Chevron has been recycling millions of gallons of oil field waste water each day and selling it to farmers in California who use it to water thousands of acres of crops bound for the American dinner table. However, until now, government authorities have only required limited testing of the recycled irrigation water, using decades-old monitoring standards and checking for only naturally occurring toxins such as salts and arsenic and not screening for the range of chemicals used in modern oil production. Joining me today to discuss this program and explain how California's four-year drought is exacerbating the problem and causing more companies to seek permits to begin similar programs is Julie Cart, environmental reporter for the Los Angeles Times. You can also follow Julie on twitter.
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