From The Fresno Bee:
“Firefighters emptied this town’s entire drinking water supply in minutes trying to snuff a grass fire in June — and a tense battle unfolded over the next few hours. … No one was hurt, but residents say their little water-holding tank is a disaster in the making.
“And it may not be the biggest hazard in the water system. People in Allensworth live with water tainted by too much arsenic.
“For the past 10 months, The Fresno Bee has investigated life in San Joaquin Valley places such as Allensworth where a toxic environment and poverty often create Third World conditions. The series is called ‘Living in a Toxic Land.’”