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Is Hinkley CA still contaminated?

PG&E had to clean up the contaminated groundwater and stop using chromium-6. By 2013 PG&E had spent over $750 million on remediation. However, the town remained polluted and Hinkley is a ghost town now.

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Accordingly, is Hinkley water still contaminated?

In fact, most of Hinkley is below the new California limit (10 parts per billion) for hexavalent chromium. But whether or not there's still contaminated water in Hinkley, the residents of those 300 houses are gone. Smith says PG&E is "committed to the future of Hinkley.

Also, what did PG&E do in Hinkley California? From 1952 to 1966, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) dumped about 370 million gallons of chromium-tainted wastewater into unlined wastewater spreading ponds around the town of Hinkley, California, located in the Mojave Desert (about 120 miles north-northeast of Los Angeles).

Accordingly, what happened to the people of Hinkley CA?

Hinkley was a small farming community in the 1990s when residents learned that groundwater was polluted with chromium 6, a cancer-causing heavy metal. It had seeped into the water after being dumped into unlined ponds at the utility company's compressor station in the 1950s and '60s.

What is the population of Hinkley California?

1,915 (2000)

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