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 w…Read the full story on TreeHugger