Nitrates in California's Drinking Water

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Sasha Khoka is the Central Valley Bureau Chief for KQED in San Francisco, and her reportage on living with nitrates in the Central Valley earned her multiple journalism awards. She explains what nitrates are, why people should be concerned and what the local communities are doing about it. Check out her multimedia reportage on living with nitrates.

Danny Merkley focuses on water issues and governmental affairs for the California Farm Bureau Federation. He says farmers are wary of impending regulation.

Maria Herrera is the community outreach coordinator for the Community Water Center in Visalia, where she educates and organizes local communities on the issues of safe drinking water.

Music: "Last Time Around" by Lay Low