Senate Panel OKs New Limits On Lead In Drinking Water

Law360, New York (December 1, 2010, 1:47 PM EST) -- A Senate committee has signed off on legislation that would significantly reduce the amount of lead permitted in water pipes and fixtures with a lead-free designation.

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works approved S. 3874, the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, by a voice vote Tuesday, along with a slate of other environment-related legislation.

The bill, originally introduced Sept. 29, is co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers spearheaded by EPW Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and ranking member James Inhofe, R-Okla....
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