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Desalination no panacea for Calif. water woes

September 23, 2012
By ALICIA CHANG , THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MARINA, Calif. - In the Central California coastal town of Marina, a $7 million desalination plant that can turn salty ocean waves into fresh drinking water sits idle behind rusty, locked doors, shuttered by water officials because rising energy costs made the plant too expensive.

 
 
 

 

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