Sunday, August 4, 2013

New Hinkley plume map shows growth on western edge

The chromium 6 pollution made public in "Erin Brockovich" has not been cleaned, and is in fact worse than when it was discovered.


By Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted:   07/31/2013 07:25:53 PM PDT

HINKLEY -- This town's contaminated groundwater plume has expanded on its western boundaries, reinforcing water regulators' fears that Pacific Gas & Electric Co.'s efforts to create a barrier are floundering, a map made public Wednesday shows.

"This is definitely a concern," said Lauri Kemper, assistant executive officer of the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, the state agency that overssees the cleanup and containment of Hinkley's water, contaminated by chromium-6, a carcinogen.
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