New Chromium 6 Removal Tech

Chromium 6 is a known to cause cancer. Erin Brokovich has been a leader in the fight to control, and eliminate this cancer causing element from drinking water. Now, there is some important testing going on in Glendale. They are testing a way to remove Chromium 6 from water.


Glendale Water & Power to test chromium 6 filtration method

State officials will monitor outcome of using resin to strip chromium 6 from drinking water.

By Brittany Levine, brittany.levine@latimes.comMarch 12, 2012 | 5:10 p.m.

Glendale Water & Power has started testing a new filtration method to strip chromium 6 from groundwater and plans to start the process for other techniques next month. Previous methods have had some drawbacks, prompting the fresh approaches.

Filtration adds an extra step to current testing, but the others, which include using resins and absorption technology to suck out the cancer-causing contaminant, are new ventures.

“We’re blazing the trail here,” said Charles Cron, plant manager at a chromium 6 testing facility in northwest Glendale.

The new research is part of a $550,000 project approved by the City Council in October. The money comes from a state grant, the Denver-based Water Research Foundation and California Water Service Co., a San Jose-based utility.

Glendale and other cities throughout the San Fernando Valley have been grappling with chromium 6 contamination caused by the aerospace manufacturing industry decades ago. Glendale has spent more than $8 million, including this new project, on chromium 6 research. Much of the money has come from grants.

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If this process can remove Chromium 6, what else could it clean from water? Removing contaminants from drinking water is a huge step in insuring safe drinking water.

Using a water filter on your home tap will remove a lot of illness causing contaminants. Home water filtration is also very environmental friendly. Using your own home filtered water will reduce the number of plastic water bottles that get produced and dumped every day, adding to the contaminants that get into drinking water.


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