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.
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