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Deirdre Des Jardins
The Salinas River is one of the most contaminated rivers in the world. Agricultural discharges have turned it into a sickly green soup of nitrates, pesticides, and toxic algae. The pollutants in the river are contaminating Monterey Bay and sickening or killing sea otters, sea lions, and sea birds. New regulations will clean up the pollution -- if agribusiness doesn't gut them. A crucial vote will be taken after a public hearing on March 17 in Watsonville. Environmental Groups are mobilizing support for the new regulations.
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