What is in Your Water? Nitrate Pollution on the California Central Coast
with Chelsea Tu of Monterey Waterkeeper
Sustainability now! Sunday, January 7th, 2024, 5-6 PM
Monterey Waterkeeper is part of a coalition of organizations seeking to reduce nitrate pollution in the region’s groundwater. Nitrate contamination, the result of over-application of fertilizers, can cause the “blue baby syndrome” and various cancers in adults. The State Water Board recently issued rules that allow growers to continue over-application of nitrogen fertilizers without any deadlines for cleaning up contaminated water. In October 2023, rural Latino community and farmworker groups, environmental organizations, including Monterey Waterkeeper, and commercial and recreational fishing organizations filed suit to overturn the decision. Tune in to hear Chelsea Tu, Executive Director of Monterey Waterkeeper, talk about the problem, the situation and the solution
Tune into Sustainability now! Sunday, January 7th, 2024, 5-6 PM
on community radio for the Monterey Bay Region, KSQD 90.7 FM in Santa Cruz, KSQT 87.9 FM in Prunedale, our translator for Monterey at 89.5 and KSQD.org, streaming on the internet.