Delano begins the process of removing carcinogens from the soil downtown

DELANO, Calif. (KERO) — Back in 2008 that the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board found the carcinogen tetrachloroethylene, also kn...

July 1, 2022
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DELANO, Calif. (KERO) — Back in 2008 that the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board found the carcinogen tetrachloroethylene, also known as PCE, in downtown Delano's groundwater. That's according to the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment, a "national environmental justice organization providing legal, organizing, and technical assistance to grassroots groups in low-income communities and communities of color."According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, tetrachloroethylene "is used as a dry cleaning agent and metal degreasing solvent.

Kristin Vartan