Chemical Storage Bill Moves Quickly In W.Va. Legislature

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 7:45 PM EST) -- The West Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday took up chemical storage tank legislation that was already unanimously approved by the state Senate, taking swift action in response to the devastating chemical spill earlier this month that left 300,000 people without water for several days.

Approved by the Senate in a 33-0 vote and advancing to the House health committee, Senate Bill 373 calls for yearly state inspections of above-ground chemical storage tanks, and requires all operators of to submit a spill prevention response plan for...
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