DDT Dumping Off the Southern California Coast: Ecological Impacts, Scientific Needs, and Next Steps
DDT barrels were dumped in federal waters off the shore of Southern California regularly until 1970. Since then, scientists have recorded dangerously high levels of the chemical in marine wildlife. Congress banned ocean dumping decades ago, but no law addresses the damage this dumping has already done. We’re hosting a Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife oversight hearing on Tuesday, June 8, to discus what additional steps might be necessary. Watch live here at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.