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House Judiciary Takes Up Chemical Storage Bill

Reported: Feb. 27, 2014 5:38 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 27, 2014 6:02 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Katy Brown) -- In the wake of the Jan. 9 chemical spill, a bill regulating storage facilities is still making its way through the West Virginia Legislature.

It breezed through the Senate unanimously, but has been hung up in various House committees.

The House Judiciary Committee took up Senate Bill 373 on Thursday.

The bill focuses on the registering and the inspection of above ground chemical-bearing tanks.

After the water crisis, one of the biggest goals for legislators is ensuring chemical leaks don't happen, and trying to prevent another major water contamination event in the future.

The House has nine days to address and fix any issue they may have before voting on the bill.



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