Disney Studios Involved in Chromium 6 Contamination

The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank has long been suspected being a source of contaminated ground water with Chromium 6 and now the controversy is being stirred again. Chromium 6 is a known cancer causing heavy-metal used by air-conditioning systems to prevent corrosion.

The Studios neighbors filed suit over the contamination coming from the studios 1930’s era air-conditioning system in 2006, however Disney got that suit thrown out. Then in 2009 more investigations began and are now coming to a head, according to the LA Times.

The Disney site has recently come under scrutiny by state and federal officials as part of a broader investigation into groundwater contamination, records show. Citing community concerns about contamination, the California Department of Public Health in 2010 tested soil in a nearby park that historically had received discharges of water from Disney’s cooling system and found Chromium 6.

Thankfully, the levels were not found to be at a level that risks public health or safety. Disney must now submit a plan to test and monitor for contamination. We will monitor this story as well.


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One Response to Disney Studios Involved in Chromium 6 Contamination

  1. GARY says:

    The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has concluded its investigation into groundwater contamination on the site of the Walt Disney Studios and will take no further action against the company, a senior board official said.

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