The Clean Water Blog

TCP: We Did It!

Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board voted to create a new legal limit on 1,2,3-Trichloroproane (TCP), a man-made, carcinogenic drinking water contaminant found across California. This is the culmination of years of work from Clean Water Action members like you, holding Shell Oil and Dow Chemical accountable for their failure to put public health above their profits, when they first learned of the dangers of TCP.

Now comes the hard work as water agencies work to comply with the new rule. 

The state set the limit at five parts per trillion, the most health-protective standard possible. It shows that California will lead in protecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, who've been living with the anxiety caused by this contamination, ever since Dow and Shell neglected to remove the chemical from their products, to protect their profits. 

We couldn't have won this important victory without you, so, thank you again for all your help.  Read more about it in our press release