No Maximum Contaminant Levels for toxic hexavalent chromium in our Public water

Posted on August 16, 2016

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Loose regulations by the EPA has allowed exorbitant amounts of toxic hazardous waste from Coal Ash into the Public Drinking Water Reservoirs. And today a letter from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to the EPA – asks for action from the EPA to  set  a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for Hexavalent Chromium.

In the letter signed by Erin Brockovich, accuses the EPA  of careless antiquated regulations and stalling  it’s action of setting MCL’s, since 1993  Erin has worked  for decades on exposing the Health Risk of hexavalent chromium which is found in  Coal Ash.

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EWG Page 3 letter to EPA - Hexavalent Chromium MCL

In North Carolina and across the United States, the EPA’s lack of action and unregulated   hazardous toxic waste agenda continues to undermine its responsibilities to the Environment, People’s Health & Safety, and the Safe Drinking Water Act. Without federal enforcement by the EPA, many Corporations, Cities, Counties, States and Government officials will continue to put at risk the Environment and the Public’s Heath.

Article by Tina Quizon

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