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EPA Urges City to Test for Cancer-Causing Metal

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 12, 2011 3:26PM

City officials announced yesterday that they'll start testing the city's water supply for hexavalent chromium. A study released late last month showed that Chicago's water supply contained higher levels of the metal than what was the standard allowable level in California. The announcement closely followed a memo released by the EPA to more closely monitor levels of the metal made infamous in the movie Erin Brokovich.