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Water agency failed to disclose uranium contamination

Brian Joseph of the Orange County Register reports that the nation's largest water district has known for eight years about uranium contamination at the site of a proposed groundwater storage project, but failed to disclosed this information to key officials or the public. "The top official at the water district says the contamination is isolated and the water can be diluted with clean Colorado River water to the point that it's not a problem. He said that everyone who needed to know about the contamination was told about it."  The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California intends to move forward with the project at this site.

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