High levels of chromium found in Chicago-area tap water, By Michael Hawthorne, Tribune reporterQuicklink submitted by martin weiss Permalink
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|The cancer-causing metal made infamous by the movie 'Erin Brockovich' is turning up in tap water from Chicago and more than two dozen other cities. Last year alone, records show, the U.S. Steel and Arcelor Mittal mills dumped a combined 3,100 pounds of chromium into Lake Michigan and tributaries, less than 9 miles away from Chicago's water-intake crib off 68th St.|
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