Toxic Pesticides and Other Chemicals From Illegal Grows Could Be Affecting Drinking Water, According to Article in U.S. News and World Reports
Dogs and even law enforcement officers have gotten ill from coming into contact with the poisons.The article is based on research by Humboldt County resident Mourad Gabriel. The article states,
Gabriel, who has visited more than 100 sites in California and is widely considered the leading authority on toxins at marijuana farms, said about half the streams he studied in eight watersheds in the state’s prime pot-growing regions tested positive for contaminants.
In unpublished data seen by Reuters, Gabriel’s testing showed carbofuran, diazinon and other chemicals were present downstream from pot farms in Kern County in Central California, Humboldt County on the state’s northwestern coast, Mendocino County north of Santa Rosa and others. In some cases, the chemicals were present only in trace amounts.
Some streams tested positive more than a year after law enforcement cleared illegal grows from nearby land.
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