Possible chromium contamination probed in Garfield

The federal government is investigating possible chromium contamination in Garfield.

The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a removal assessment in Garfield. The agency is investigating to see if chromium has leaked inside any of the approximately 600 homes and business there.

Chromium is a carcinogen used by many companies located in Garfield.

The area has a history of chromium contamination, partially due to the proximity between industrial and residential buildings. The EPA previously responded to a big leak in 1983.

The EPA says it will hold an informative meeting in mid-September.

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