California sets goal for limiting drinking water pollutant

Posted by Christine, August 7, 2011

It is the nation’s first public health goal for hexavalent chromium, made infamous in ‘Erin Brockovich.’ The goal isn’t an enforceable standard but will help develop one, an official says.

Molly Hennessy-Fiske reports in the LA Times:

The California Environmental Protection Agency has issued the nation’s first public health goal for hexavalent chromium, the cancer-causing heavy metal made infamous after activist Erin Brockovich sued in 1993 over contaminated groundwater in the Mojave Desert town of Hinkley, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.