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California Water Agency Officials Charged With Burying Hazardous Waste And Corruption

California's attorney general has charged former and current employees with illegally burying drums filled with toxic chemicals and using public money for personal items.
Xavier Becerra, pictured here in 2013, the attorney general of California, alleges that employees engaged in "widespread corruption." Source: Alex Wong

California's attorney general has charged five former and current employees of the Panoche Water District in central California with felonies, including using public funds for personal items and illegally burying barrels of hazardous waste.

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