Ensuring that Americans have clean water has been an effort with strong bipartisan support for four decades. But not anymore.
December 11, 2011 |
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WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) — This year, residents of Midland, Texas sued Dow Chemical for dangerous levels of hexavalent chromium in their drinking water. Chromium-6 is a cancer-causing chemical made infamous by Julia Roberts’ film, “Erin Brockovich.” There are currently no drinking water standards for chromium-6, and the chemical industry is delaying a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency assessment labeling it a potent carcinogen.