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We need Governor Brown to stand with us. Hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium 6 – the contaminant made famous in the film Erin Brockovich – has been detected in thousands of water sources throughout California. Yet, with a seeming lack of concern for public health, and after considerable delay, the Department of Public Health (DPH) has proposed an inadequate drinking water standard of 10 parts per billion. This is more than 500 times higher than what the State of California has determined is safe (.02 parts per billion). Based on DPH’s own data, more than 85% of the contaminated water sources in the state will not be treated under the State's proposal.