EPA Issues Monitoring Guidelines On Chromium-6

Law360, New York (January 11, 2011, 6:24 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released guidelines for public utilities to monitor and sample drinking water for chromium-6, a possible carcinogen.

The EPA guidance spells out where and how often public water system officials should collect samples and provides direction on laboratory testing methods, as the agency considers updating chromium standards amid concerns over human health.

“Protecting public health is EPA’s top priority,” EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said. “This action is another step forward in understanding the problem and working toward a solution that...
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