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State to set legal limit on pesticide byproduct found in Valley drinking water

State officials are proposing a drinking water standard that would require Valley water systems to start removing a cancer-causing pesticide byproduct from tap water by 2018.  The chemical is 1, 2, 3-Trichloropropane, a fumigant additive that seeped into groundwater decades ago. 

At a public workshop Thursday night at Woodward Park Regional Library in Fresno, officials with the State Water Resources Control Board outlined a proposed legal limit on the chemical, and sought feedback from the public.

About 50 people attended the workshop, which was one of three held around the Valley.

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