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Senators meet with EPA about tap water report

December 21, 2010 2:50:28 PM PST
Illinois senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to increase testing of drinking water in Illinois communities.

They will commission a congressional study on contaminated water in Chicago and other cities across the country.

The senators made those announcements Tuesday afternoon after meeting with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.

They requested the meeting to discuss a new report on a cancer-causing metal called chromium-6.

Researchers found the metal is present in the drinking water of cities all over the country, including Chicago.


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