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Morrow County Commissioner Jim Doherty discusses nitrate contamination in the drinking water at a meeting Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022,in Boardman.

More than 100 Boardman residents attended a meeting Thursday evening, Sept. 15, to demand the state guarantee access to safe drinking water in Morrow County.

The meeting, hosted by the nonprofit environmental and social justice advocacy group Oregon Rural Action, was the largest public meeting regarding drinking water issues since the county declared an emergency over groundwater nitrate contamination in June. It took place over two hours at Sam Boardman Elementary.

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