Kathryn St. John (202) 249-6513
December 17, 2010
Points to Soon-to-Be Released Research
The Environmental Working Group, a non-governmental organization, has released the results of a study measuring the levels of hexavalent chromium in drinking water at sites across the country. The following response can be attributed to Ann M. Mason, senior director in the
Chemical Products and Technology Division
at the American Chemistry Council:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 19, 2010) - "ACC supports a uniform, national standard for hexavalent chromium in drinking water, based on sound science. It has been well-known for years that low levels of hexavalent chromium exist naturally in groundwater in certain geological formations. Research is underway to provide EPA with critical data that will allow for a more informed risk assessment of hexavalent chromium. This data will be complete by mid-2011. Given the potential impact on drinking water supplies, EPA should incorporate this data in its assessment."