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Jan. 12, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Portland Water Bureau to test for chromium-6

The Portland Water Bureau has sent out a response to the Environmental Working Group's tests showing hexavalent chromium in drinking water across the country to reassure its customers that Portland water is safe to drink. The bureau says it will follow the Environmental Protection Agency's new recommendations for how utilities can monitor the probable carcinogen and let customers know how much of it is in their drinking water. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Environmental Protection Agency, Hexavalent chromium, Portland Water Bureau


Jan. 11, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

The EPA's advice on testing water for chromium-6

The Environmental Protection Agency has followed up on a promise to provide guidance to public water systems on how they can enhance monitoring and sampling programs to target hexavalent chromium. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Hexavalent chromium


Dec. 22, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

3 things to know about chromium in Bend water

The Oregonian reports some new information about the hexavalent chromium found in Bend tap water. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Hexavalent chromium


Dec. 21, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

EPA responds to chromium-6 study

The Environmental Protection Agency just sent out this statement on its standards for chromium in drinking water. The Environmental Working Group is pressuring the agency to tighten its standards for a specific kind of chromium, chromium-6 or hexavalent chromium, which can have negative health impacts if ingested. From the EPA: Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Environmental Protection Agency, Hexavalent chromium


Dec. 21, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Opposing views on chromium-6 in tap water

On the New York Times Green blog, two experts weigh in with different conclusions on whether we should be worried about the levels of hexavalent chromium in tap water tested by the Environmental Working Group. One says the public shouldn't be concerned about the low levels the group detected, another says the findings are "disturbing" and states should strive to remove the chemical entirely from drinking water. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Environmental Working Group, Hexavalent chromium


Dec. 20, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

In Bend: Paging Erin Brockovich?

How much hexavalent chromium is too much when it's in your drinking water? Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Working Group, Hexavalent chromium



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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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