DIRTY OIL, DIRTY SECRETS:
Public Concerns About California Produce Irrigated with Oil Wastewater

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Mandarins, almonds, pistachios, carrots, pomegranate juice, and organic produce.  We’ve all seen these products in our local supermarkets, and a lot of us consume them as well. These are just some of the products that farmers in the state of California are suspected of growing with chemically laden oil wastewater.

Oil wastewater has been found to contain dangerous levels of cancer-causing substances like acetone and benzene, and it is increasingly being used in drought-affected areas of our state to irrigate some of our most well-known crops.

Despite scientific studies commissioned by the state of California recommending banning the use of oil wastewater to irrigate crops, this practice continues today because of the oil industry’s influence on our elected officials.

Join us on May 12th, as our panel of guest speakers digs deeper into this issue and shows how our health, safety, and environment are being put at risk by dangerous oil industry practices; how oil industry influence is preventing accelerated measures needed now to avert climate catastrophe; and what we can do about it.

Light refreshments will be served.  No admission fee; donations are gratefully accepted.

Guest speakers (more TBA):
Noemi Tungui, Food and Water Watch
David Braun, Rootskeeper

NOTE: Parking and entrance are in the back of the building

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When:
May 12, 2018 at 3:30pm - 5pm
Where:
Roosevelt Community Center
901 E Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA 95116
United States
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