by Anna Scanlon, Natural Society:
In 1993, Erin Brockovich was a key player in the case against Pacific Gas and Electric when it was found to be polluting the water of Hinckley, California with chromium-6, a carcinogenic chemical. Now, a new report by the Environmental Working Group has found that the chemical is actually still in the drinking water, threatening 218 million Americans.
But while there is no scientific consensus of the amount of the chemical that is deemed dangerous or exactly how it will affect people long-term, the environmental watchdog feels that the quantity observed in the drinking water is at unsafe levels. California has a legal limit set for steel production and in electrical plants’ cooling towers, but some find this still to be unacceptable.
Please follow SGT Report on Twitter & help share the message.