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California Casino Faces Infrastructure Struggles

30 August 2004

CALIFORNIA – As reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune: "The Campo band began construction on the $30 million casino in 2001, after submitting to the county an environmental assessment for a proposed truck stop, travel center and small casino.

"When the county complained that the casino turned out to be 10 times larger than the assessment indicated, Campo revised the document.

"…Recent tribal-state gaming compacts, including one for the nearby La Posta band, call for the county and tribe to reach agreements addressing such impacts as groundwater quality and quantity.

"While Campo has struggled with too much sewage, it also has been trying to find a reliable source of water.

"...For the first few years of operation, Golden Acorn officials bought water through a pipeline connected to a private well, east and downhill from the casino…"

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