01 Aug '11, 4am

California EPA Sets 1st in U.S. Goal For Pollutant Chromium 6

Scientists studying chromium photo by Argonne National Laboratory Chromium 6 or Hexavalent chromium is a carcinogenic pollutant made famous by Erin Brockovich. California's new goal for the pollutant, set by the state's Environmental Protection Agency, was set on Wednesday at 0.02 parts per billion. This is the level of the element that the state believes is not likely to cause a significant health risk in drinking water. Environmentalists supported the goal, the only shortcoming with the goal is that it is not an enforceable standard yet. This is another case where California is leading the nation, as the federal has not yet set a national limit and does not require water systems testing to distinguish chromium 6 from other less harmful types of chromium. California lawmakers passed legislation in 2001 requiring an enforceable drinking water standard for chromium 6 by 200...

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