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Level of chemical in isle water high but deemed OK

By Gordon Y.K. Pang

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 24, 2014

~~<p>Levels of the chemical vanadium found in some of Oahu's drinking water wells were higher than in federal guidelines but do not pose a health concern, according to both the Hono&shy;lulu Board of Water Supply and the state Department of Health.</p>
<p>In 2013 for the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency asked the board and other water agencies nationwide to test for vanadium and 27 other unregulated contaminants, said Erwin Kawata, BWS Water Quality Division program administrator. That's in addition to the more than 80 regulated contaminants that EPA requires all water agencies to include.</p>
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Levels of the chemical vanadium found in some of Oahu's drinking water wells were higher than in federal guidelines but do not pose a health concern, according to both the Hono­lulu Board of Water Supply and the state Department of Health.

In 2013 for the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency asked the board and other water agencies nationwide to test for vanadium and 27 other unregulated contaminants, said Erwin Kawata, BWS Water Quality Division program administrator. That's in addition to the more than 80 regulated contaminants that EPA requires all water agencies to include. Login for more...



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