hexavalent chromium News

U.S. Steel to Pay More than $1.2M in Lake Michigan Chemical Spill Case

U.S. Steel will pay a $600,000 civil penalty and $630,000 to reimburse various federal agencies for costs and damages after one of its plants discharged wastewater containing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a tributary of Lake Michigan, federal and state …

OSHA Says Kansas’ Spirit Aerosystems Exposed Employees to Known Carcinogen

Federal safety regulators have proposed penalties totaling $194,006 against a Wichita, Kansas-based airline manufacturer for allegedly exposing its employees to a known carcinogen The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited aircraft manufacturer Spirit Aerosystems Inc. …

Cancer-Causing Metal Near Wells Tied to Volcanic Soil More Than Coal Ash: Study

A cancer-causing heavy metal found in water wells near coal ash pits and other industrial sites is much more widespread and naturally occurring than previously thought, university researchers said Wednesday. The presence of hexavalent chromium is more related to volcanic …

OSHA Fines Storage Tank Company $95K for Missouri Workplace Hazards

A federal agency has found that a storage tank manufacturer is continuing to expose workers in Missouri to hazardous levels of a chemical than can cause lung cancer and other health problems. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said that …

Testing Shows Chemicals in Well Water Near Tennessee Power Plant

Albert Hudson worries about the water coming from the well on his property near the Tennessee Valley Authority’s coal-fired power plant in Gallatin, Tenn. Hudson received a letter recently from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation notifying him that …

Oklahoma Plating Company Fined $341.5K for Workplace Safety Violations

Pride Plating Inc. in Grove, Okla., was cited on Sept. 4 by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for exposing workers to cancer-causing health hazards from hexavalent chromium. The company received 38 violations with proposed penalties …