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Posted 2/4/11

Scrutiny of a farm town's water divides residents

From LA Times

On a chilly day in March, a U.N. human rights lawyer came to this tiny farm town to investigate unsafe drinking water — part of a world tour that also included Bangladesh and Namibia.

Advocates who had long been trying to call attention to Central California's increasingly tainted groundwater were elated. Ruben Tavarez, a school board member, was miffed.

"It makes it sound like Seville is a Third World country!" he said.

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