W.Va. Officials Press For Federal Chemical Storage Reforms

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 1:33 PM EST) -- West Virginia officials threw their support behind proposed federal reforms to chemical storage regulation during a U.S. Senate committee hearing Tuesday, as lawmakers moved closer to passing legislation following a crippling coal-processing chemical spill last month that left 300,000 people without water for days.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee members heard testimony from West Virginia's secretary of state and secretary of environmental protection, both of whom backed a bill introduced last week that would increase state inspections of above-ground storage facilities and require facility owners...
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