- Reporter's Notebook: Hexavalent Chromium Threatens San Fernando Valley Aquifers
Erin Brockovich told the story of hexavalent chromium in the water supply in Hinkely, northeast of Palmdale. A known carcinogen when it-s inhaled as dust, nobody knows what happens to those who drink Chromium-6. Last year, when the veteran water-master warned of a -clear and present danger- from Chromium-6 surrounding San Fernando Valley water wells, the Legislature ordered a study, but it-s never been done. Chip Jacobs co-wrote a story about the issue for the current City Beat magazine.
Interior Department's Water 2025
Southern Nevada Water Authority
Water Resource Policies of Sierra Club California
Association of Ground Water Agencies
California Department of Health Services on Chromium-6
Jacobs' cover story on Chromium-6