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Hexavalent Chromium

Lead, Chromium Rob Millions of Health

Ben Barber | Posted 07.10.2013 | World
Ben Barber

The damage to the mental and physical health of children and adults from lead, chromium and other toxic wastes has emerged as equal to the risk of malaria in three Asian countries -- India, Indonesia and the Philippines -- a new report shows.

The Chemical Industry's Political Machinations

Michael Green | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Michael Green

Based on an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, the Newshour showed how the chemical industry manipulates science, bullies independent researchers, and undermines regulations that would protect children and families from harmful chemicals.

Global Alliance to Fight Toxic Pollution

Ben Barber | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Ben Barber

The Global Alliance for Health and Pollution (GAHP) aims to work together to protect the health of over one hundred million people in poor countries who are at risk from toxic pollution.

Water Ills Focus of New Documentary

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

2012-05-03-Screenshot20120503at9.29.37AM.jpgLast Call at the Oasis highlights global water crisis but opines that the "glass is half full."

Teary-Eyed Success: Polluting Plant Relocates After Making Community Sick

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.21.2011 | Los Angeles

The South Los Angeles 28th Street Elementary School community has been fighting for eight years to close down the polluting plant that was making thei...

The 10 Worst Sources Of Toxic Pollution In The World

Posted 01.11.2012 | Green

What are the worst sources of pollution facing the world? A report released this week by Blacksmith Institute sheds light on major causes of toxic pol...

The Coal Ash Dilemma

J Henry Fair | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green
J Henry Fair

2011-10-13-Screenshot20111013at4.12.55PM.jpgOur reliance on coal for electricity production has produced about 600 coal ash dumps around the country.

Merced To Pay Residents Millions After Potential Exposure To Cancer-Causing Chemicals

AP | Posted 09.14.2011 | San Francisco

MERCED, Calif. -- The Central California city of Merced will pay a $1.5 million settlement after a federal jury found that thousands of residents of a...

The Toxic Substances Control Act's Toxic Baddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Of the some 80,000 chemicals manufactured and used in the United States, the EPA has issued regulations to control just five "existing" and four "new" chemicals. Today, we'll learn a little about each of them.

Water Utilities Knew Of Likely Carcinogenic Chemical Contamination For Years

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 06.04.2011 | Green

The tap water industry has known since 2004 about worrisome levels of a suspected carcinogen in America's drinking water, claims Environmental Working...

We're Blaming the Wrong People for Polluted Tap Water

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

Don't blame increased levels of hexavalent chromium in our water supplies on municipal water utilities. Blame it on pollutant-dumping industries and short-sighted elected officials.

Green News Report: December 28, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hot (yes,...

Weekly Mulch: Coal Ash in Our Stockings

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: Due to the holidays, the Weekly Mulch will appear on Thursday afternoon both this week and next week. We'll resume regular Friday morni...

Addressing Chromium-6 in Our Drinking Water

Lisa P. Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa P. Jackson

I've announced a series of actions EPA will take in the coming days to address chromium-6 in our drinking water. We are taking important actions to ensure that water flowing into our homes and through our communities is safe.

Green News Report: December 23, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Paging Er...

EPA To Address Chemical Found In Tap Water

AP | NOAKI SCHWARTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it would likely tighten drinking water standards to address po...

Toxic 'Erin Brockovich' Chemical Found In Tap Water Of 31 U.S. Cities

The Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6, first gained notoriety when the film "Erin Brockovich" highlighted the plight of Hinkley, California, w...

Probable Carcinogen Found In Drinking Water In 31 Cities

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

An environmental group that analyzed the drinking water in 35 cities across the United States, including Bethesda and Washington, found that most cont...

Chromium Meeting on Public Health Slated for Thursday

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At a public meeting Thursday, the Chromium Cleanup Partnership says it will unveil “a comprehensive program designed to protect public health ac...

The Legacy of Erin Brockovich: Chromium Contamination in Drinking Water

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

Almost ten years after Julia Roberts played the title role in the movie, the saga about chromium contamination in drinking water continues.

A New Chapter In The Erin Brockovich/Hexavalent Chromium Story

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Our primary concern now is that further delay by the state not only puts those drinking Hexavalent Chromium at risk, but delays clean up of water supplies and fails to hold polluters accountable.

Disposal Fail: Chromium Contaminated Barrels Languished on Site Owned by Jersey City

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

At 824 Garfield Ave., the Jersey City Incinerator Authority stores salt for roads in the winter. But new tests show toxic materials have been stored ...

DEP: We'll Look at Chromium Standards

The Jersey City Independent | The Jersey City Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With its hand forced by the petitions for rulemaking filed in early May by the Interfaith Community Organization (ICO), the Natural Resources Defense ...