The beef packer and processing company, one of the valley’s largest employers, reached a settlement this week with the EPA. It will provide bottled water to the nearly 300 employees at its Kings County facility while the company comes into compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The State Water Resources Control Board had discovered the issue and referred it to the EPA. Arsenic is a naturally occurring mineral found in groundwater and a rising problem in drinking water in areas of the valley.
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