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Comment: 21:47 - 22:30 (00:43)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 21. Groundwater
Keywords: "Jim Goodrich", pollution, industry, "Orange County", "Southern California", basin, groundwater, discharge, metal, stream, "injection barrier"

Our transcription: And pollution -- we have an industrial base in Orange County and much of southern California.
There is more circuit board manufacturing done per square mile in Orange County than any place else in the world.
So we have things that potentially could get into our groundwater basin: solvents, heavy metals, etc.
But we have a very detailed source control program, which is managed by our sanitation district here in Orange County, that don't allow discharges of that material either into our basins or into the wastewater stream that eventually gets into our injection barrier.

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