of chromium 6 at 250 sites in Glendale and surrounding areas.
Los Angeles and Burbank have each kicked in the same amount of
money to fund the study, conducted by the engineering firm CH2MHill.
Chromium 6 is a compound used to finish metal. It has been found
to cause cancer when inhaled or ingested in large enough quantities.
WHAT IT MEANS
The study will focus on the 10 worst polluters of the 106 sites
which have already been examined.
Further investigation of the sites, which are scattered among the
three cities, will determine whether they can be referred not only to
the Regional Water Quality Control Board, but also to the
Environmental Protection Agency.
WHAT: Next City Council meeting
WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: 613 E. Broadway, 2nd floor
CONTACT: (818) 548-2090