hexavalent chromium

Cancer-Causing Chemical Spill 100 Yards from Lake Michigan Closes Beaches

By Carey Wedler Multiple Indiana beaches have been shut down following a spill of wastewater containing hexavalent chromium, a highly toxic chemical linked to cancer. The United States Steel company reported the leak occurred on Tuesday due to equipment failure at its Portage, Indiana, plant, a lapse that “resulted in a chemical leak into the…

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