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California Wants Limit for Erin Brockovich Chemical in Water (1)

March 3, 2020, 8:56 PMUpdated: March 4, 2020, 12:06 AM

The chemical that made Erin Brockovich famous is back on the California agenda as water regulators are eyeing a second attempt at limiting the concentration of hexavalent chromium allowed in drinking water.

The State Water Resources Control Board Tuesday adopted its 2020 priorities, which include setting a maximum contaminant level of the heavy metal, also known as chromium-6. A proposed rule setting the limit could come in early 2021.

California was the first state in the nation to set a drinking water standard for...

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