California's OEHHA sets a Public Health Goal for Chrome-6 at 0.02 ppb

Hexavalent Chromium (aka Chrome-6 or Cr-6) is a known human carcinogen when inhaled; there has been considerable debate in recent years regarding its toxicity if ingested. Cr-6 has been used in the past as an anti-microbial on cooling towers. Chromium compounds are also used 1) in the fabrication...

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Fracking Not A Watered-Down Topic

FRACKING REMAINS A HOT TOPIC IN MANY STATES: The controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," has boiled over in numerous statehouses this year. The battle has often come down along party lines, with Republicans heavily supporting measures allowing the process over...

Jenner & Block: National Research Council Updates Contaminated Groundwater Sites Report

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block At least 126,000 sites across the U.S. have contaminated groundwater that requires remediation, and about 10 percent of these sites are considered "complex," meaning restoration is unlikely to be achieved in the next 50 to 100 years due...