We interview Jesus Alonso and Ngodoo Atume from Clean Water Action in California. Ngodoo is a Senior Water Policy Analyst and Jesus serves as Clean Water Action’s Kern County Gas and Oil Organizer. We learn about California’s Central Valley communities that do not have safe drinking water, some that have to pay for contaminated water, and others whose wells have been poisoned or sucked dry. Jesus shares stories from his community, in Kern County, we hear about what it's like living and attending school next door to an oil pumpjack and the health risks associated. We learn about the fossil fuel industry’s chemical and radioactive-laced wastewater and how it is sold to farmers and used to grow food in five California water districts.
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