Relief for refuge's selenium problem.
Selenium, leached from the soil by irrigation, has been accumulating in BOR's drainage ponds in the Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge, poisoning waterfowl andother animals there (SN: 11/10/84, p. 299). Hodel said that following BOR's permanent shutdown of the San Luis (irrigation water) Drain, efforts to clean up Kesterson's selenium buildup would begin. Farmers who need the drainage to prevent a saline waterlogging of their soils have petitioned Interior for relief.
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|Title Annotation:||Kesterson National Wildlife Refuge|
|Date:||Mar 30, 1985|
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