Senators Introduce Legislation In Response To West Virginia Disaster

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WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Three U.S. senators introduced legislation on Tuesday aimed at preventing chemical spills like the one that left 300,000 West Virginians without drinking water this month. The bill streamlines oversight of chemical facilities and is designed to make sure factories are properly inspected by state officials and that proper response procedures are in place for accidents.

 

“No West Virginian or American should have to worry about the contamination of their water supply from a chemical spill,” said Senator Barbara Boxer, the Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

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