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Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act Introduced

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Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced the Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act. The legislation implements tools that help provide oversight of chemical facilities. It strengthens state’s ability to prevent chemical spills that contaminate water supplies by establishing programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act. The legislation is based on four key principles: Requiring regular state inspections of above-ground chemical storage facilities, Requiring industry to develop state-approved emergency response plans that meet at least [...]Read more