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L.A. leaders focusing on groundwater treatment in bond discussions
L.A. leaders focusing on groundwater treatment in bond discussions

When the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power announced last year an ambitious groundwater treatment program for the contaminated San Fernando Basin, the agency had its eyes on a state water bond for crucial funding to get the project built. So as the Legislature works to craft a revamped water bond to put before voters in November, Los Angeles-area lawmakers have made funds for groundwater cleanup their top priority in negotiations. But compromise on a new bond has proved elusive, and legislators departed the Capitol last week for a monthlong recess with murky prospects for a deal. The fate of the city's groundwater cleanup effort — and its overall goal to cut...

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