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Who's behind the chemical-laden water pits in Kern County?
Who's behind the chemical-laden water pits in Kern County?

One thing is clear for officials who discovered hundreds of illicit oil wastewater pits in Kern County: They have years of work ahead of them to determine who put the chemical-laden water there and how to remediate any potential environmental damage. The Central Valley Water Quality Control Board expects Friday to complete its inspections of hundreds of unlined pits filled with wastewater forced out of the ground during oil operations, including fracking. They are getting a fix on just how many are operating without permits and who is operating them, water officials said. Inspections so far have revealed the existence of more than 300 previously unidentified...

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