Hexavalent chromium in water of 31 U.S. cities Norman Okla. #1

Kaye Beach

Dec 19, 2010

The Washington Post reports today;

An environmental group that analyzed the drinking water in 35 cities across the United States, including Bethesda and Washington, found that most contained hexavalent chromium, a probable carcinogen that was made famous by the film “Erin Brockovich.”

. . .The new study found hexavalent chromium in the tap water of 31 out of 35 cities sampled. Of those, 25 had levels that exceeded the goal proposed in California.

The highest levels were found in Norman, Okla., where the water contained more than 200 times the California goal. Locally, Bethesda and Washington each had levels of 0.19 parts per billion, more than three times the California goal.

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Of course the answer proposed to this frightening problem is….wait for it-

 

In a written statement, the group’s senior director, Ann Mason, said that “even the most sophisticated analytical methods used by EPA are not able to detect the extremely low levels that California wants to establish.”

The group supports a “uniform, national standard for hexavalent chromium in drinking water, based on sound science,” Mason wrote. “Research is underway to provide EPA with critical data that will allow for a more informed risk assessment of hexavalent chromium. This data will be complete by mid-2011. Given the potential impact on drinking water supplies, EPA should incorporate this data in its assessment.”

Yep.  More federal control via the EPA

I live in Norman and even know people in the Water Dept.  You can bet I will be talking to them and my representatives and I am quite sure others will be doing the same.  We  can test our water and clean it up best right here in our state without giving more power to the EPA over issues better solved locally.

4 responses to “Hexavalent chromium in water of 31 U.S. cities Norman Okla. #1

  1. May God bless you, it must be rough living in one of the two libtard enclaves in Oklahoma. Although I do enjoy walking around Sooner Fashion Mall wearing my t shirt that has a peace symbol that says ‘Footprint of the American Chicken’…
    Merry Christmas

  2. @Johnny – I don’t find the word ‘libtard’ in the dictionary, would you please explain it’s meaning?

  3. “Libtard” is a derogatory term in the same vein as “Repukes” or “Reptards”, Demorats, Paul-tards etc. The implication would be that the target is somehow less intelligent than average and that said target’s political philosophy is in some way a factor. I disagree. Below average intelligence is widespread and is in no way dependent upon political persuasion.

  4. This is a big issue. We posted something related on hexavalent chromium as it pertains to an analytical lab: http://www.caslab.com/Hexavalent-Chromium-in-Drinking-Water/

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