HOUSTON – On Friday, a dozen members of Congress wrote a letter to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency demanding a standard for chromium-6 in drinking water.
For several years, KPRC 2 Investigates has exposed elevated levels of the toxic, cancer-causing chemical in the drinking water in the Houston area.
Chromium-6, the hexavalent form of the element, is not regulated in drinking water, only total chromium.
Rep. Al Green is leading the push for this new standard in drinking water.
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