Calif. Sens. Push For EPA Chromium-6 Deadline

Law360, New York (January 27, 2011, 3:10 PM EST) -- Alarmed by a study that found 31 U.S. cities faced high levels of chromium-6 contamination in their tap water, California's U.S. senators have introduced legislation that would set a one-year deadline for federal regulators to set limits on its presence.

Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., published a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson on Wednesday demanding details on what steps the agency was taking to address the problem.

The EPA is scrambling to help local utilities test for chromium-6, also...
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