California water agencies could be required to spend millions of dollars to remove hexavalent chromium if the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment draft health goal of 0.06 parts per billion is adopted. A study by the California Dept. of Health Services survey of 7,000 drinking water sources showed a third contained levels of at least 1 microgram per liter of chromium 6, a possible carcinogen made famous by a lawsuit successfully argued by environmental activist attorney Erin Brockovich. According to James Borchard, vice president and water technology expert for the Southern California office of MWH Americas, Inc., an
Despite a faltering international market, 2015 and the beginning of 2016 are proving to be strong years for U.S. contractors, with steady domestic growth and only moderate strain from workforce shortages.