Honolulu Tests Water at 11 Sites for Carcinogen

Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

City and state officials tested 11 of Oahu's largest water sources and found probable carcinogen hexavalent chromium — but in quantities they say do not pose a public health threat.

According to the director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, Neal Palafox, Honolulu's hexavalent chromium levels ranged from 0.32 parts per billion to 4.0 parts per billion. But there is no EPA standard specifically for hexavalent chromium in drinking water.

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