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Troubled Waters

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"Troubled Water: The Salton Sea Project" was produced by Angela Chen, a recipient a 2020 Impact Fund grant from the Center for Health Journalism. Chen is examining the health and environmental risks linked to the decline of the Salton Sea. 
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Tina Shield, the Water Department Manager of the Imperial Irrigation District, talks to Angela Chen about the history of the district and the Salton Sea.
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Congressman Dr. Raul Ruiz talks about the Salton Sea in this extended interview from "Troubled Waters: The Salton Sea Project."
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State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia discusses the issues surrounding previous projects to save the Salton Sea in this extended interview from our special series "Troubled Waters: The Salton Sea Project."


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