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House Backs Strict Lead Levels For Water Pipes

Law360 (December 20, 2010, 12:22 PM EST) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation to reduce the lead content in drinking water, sending the bill to President Barack Obama’s desk to be signed into law.

On Friday, the House passed S. 3874, the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act, a day after the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the measure, which imposes stringent standards on the amount of lead used in drinking water pipes, pipe fittings and plumbing fixtures.

The bipartisan bill enjoyed strong support in the House, which voted 226 to...
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