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Williams Floats Groundwater Safety Bill

A new bill by Assemblymember Das Williams, AB 1882, would require the State Water Resources Control Board to monitor groundwater safety by closely reviewing underground injection control (UIC) wells. Such wastewater disposal wells are used to extract oil and natural gas, thereby producing brine water, which may contain fracking chemicals, said Williams’s office, which cited the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s unfavorable review of California’s UIC program and alleged contamination from UIC wells within his district.

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