EPA: Take action on hexavalent chromium contamination in drinking water
Chromium-6, also known as hexavalent chromium, is a heavy metal known to likely cause cancer. It has been found at unsafe levels in drinking water across all 50 states. The main culprit? The electric power industry, which released more than 10 million pounds of chromium into the environment in 2009.
This contamination affects more than 200 million Americans, and yet there is no national drinking water standard for chromium-6 to ensure that our water is safe. Tell the EPA to change that.